Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Kartagener syndrome mnemonic


Kartagener syndrome (primary ciliary dysfunction, aka immotile cilia syndrome) mnemonic :-

K - Kartagener

AR - Autosomal Recessive

T - Transport defect (intracellular vesicle)

A - Axonemal dynein gene mutation (DNAI1 and DNAH5 in majority)

R - Rare disease

SYN - Situs INversus

D - Dextrocardia on CXR

R - Recurrent respiratory infections (bronchiectasis, rhinosinusitis)

OM - Otitis Media

E - Ectopic pregnancy (high risk, infertility)

Note: screening test for PCD - decreased nasal nitric oxide levels.

That's all

- Jaskunwar Singh

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