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https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2015.9

Kartagener syndrome – a very rare cause of neonatal respiratory distress

Rebeka Ribičić ; Klinička bolnica Sestre Milosrdnice
Jesenka Borošak
Tomislav Baudoin
Stela Bulimbašić
Tomislav Ribičić
Iva Mihatov Štefanović
Jasna Tumbri
Lorita Mihovilović Prajz


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Sažetak

We report on a newborn with respiratory distress and situs viscerum inversus totalis. Kartagener syndrome was suspected because
of respiratory distress, oxygen dependence, atelectasis, thick nasal mucus, productive cough and situs viscerum totalis. The diagnosis
of primary ciliary dyskinesia was confi rmed by electron microscopy. We suggest that, despite its rarity, primary ciliary dyskinesia
should be considered in any newborn with unexplained respiratory distress. Also, we emphasize the diagnostic role of thick nasal
mucus and productive cough, both very rarely seen in neonates. Early diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia may allow for early
initiation of physiotherapy and multidisciplinary care, in order to preserve lung function in this genetic disease as long as possible. To
our knowledge, this is the fi rst report of Kartagener syndrome diagnosed in a newborn in Croatia.

Ključne riječi

infant, newborn, Kartagener syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome, newborn

Hrčak ID:

142544

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/142544

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