Primary ciliary dyskinesia

Common Name(s)

Primary ciliary dyskinesia, Immotile Cilia Syndrome

Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a genetic disease which affects the upper and lower airways of the lungs. Through an inherited defective gene, the cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the respiratory passages) in individuals affected by this condition are either immotile (unable to move) or dysmotile (they move incorrectly). As a result, the body is not able to keep the lungs and sinuses clear of fluids, which can lead to congestion, infection, and various other complications. Because cilia are also present in the brain and reproductive organs, individuals with primary ciliary dyskinesia may also have chronic headaches, hydrocephalus and infertility.   
 

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PCD Family Support Group UK

Provide support to patients and their carers who have, or are suspected of having, PCD. Bring PCD to the attention of medics who may come across PCD and continue to provide an up to date information service for them and the general public. To promote research to aid diagnosis and treatment of patients with PCD. Support the NHS and other bodies to ensure patients have access to diagnostic services and on-going care. Fundraise to support the above activities.

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2015

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PCD Foundation

The mission of the PCD Foundation is to provide the leadership and resources needed to support increased research, accelerated diagnosis, improved health and, ultimately, a cure for primary ciliary dyskinesia.

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Primary ciliary dyskinesia" for support, advocacy or research.

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PCD Family Support Group UK

Provide support to patients and their carers who have, or are suspected of having, PCD. Bring PCD to the attention of medics who may come across PCD and continue to provide an up to date information service for them and the general public. To promote research to aid diagnosis and treatment of patients with PCD. Support the NHS and other bodies to ensure patients have access to diagnostic services and on-going care. Fundraise to support the above activities.

http://www.pcdsupport.org.uk

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2015

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PCD Foundation

The mission of the PCD Foundation is to provide the leadership and resources needed to support increased research, accelerated diagnosis, improved health and, ultimately, a cure for primary ciliary dyskinesia.

http://www.pcdfoundation.org

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2012

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General Resources

PCDF Clinical Centers/Path to Clinical Trials Program

To accelerate research in PCD, the PCDF has established a 'Path to Clinical Trials' program consisting of accredited clinical centers for research and a national PCD patient registry.

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Updated 23 Oct 2012

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PCD Kid's Booklet

Resource for young children and their parents to help explain PCD

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Updated 24 Oct 2012

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PCD Fact Sheet

Overview of primary ciliary dyskinesia.

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Updated 24 Oct 2012

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PCD Brochure in Spanish

Information about PCD in Spanish

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Updated 24 Oct 2012

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PCD Brochure in English

Information on primary ciliary dyskinesia.

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Updated 24 Oct 2012

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PCD Foundation Blog

Updates on foundation activities with expert guest bloggers on occasion

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Updated 23 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Primary ciliary dyskinesia" returned 165 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mutations in PIH1D3 Cause X-Linked Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia with Outer and Inner Dynein Arm Defects.
 

Author(s): Tamara Paff, Niki T Loges, Isabella Aprea, Kaman Wu, Zeineb Bakey, Eric G Haarman, Johannes M A Daniels, Erik A Sistermans, Natalija Bogunovic, Gerard W Dougherty, Inga M Höben, Jörg Große-Onnebrink, Anja Matter, Heike Olbrich, Claudius Werner, Gerard Pals, Miriam Schmidts, Heymut Omran, Dimitra Micha

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2017 Jan;100(1):160-168.

 

Defects in motile cilia and sperm flagella cause primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), characterized by chronic airway disease, infertility, and left-right body axis disturbance. Here we report maternally inherited and de novo mutations in PIH1D3 in four men affected with PCD. PIH1D3 ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2017

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Whole-exome sequencing identification of novel DNAH5 mutations in a young patient with primary ciliary dyskinesia.
 

Author(s): Gen Kano, Hisashi Tsujii, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Kaname Nakatani, Makoto Ikejiri, Satoru Ogawa, Hisami Kubo, Mizuho Nagao, Takao Fujisawa

Journal: Mol Med Rep. 2016 Dec;14(6):5077-5083.

 

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic disorder caused by structural and/or functional impairment of cilia throughout the whole body. Early diagnosis of PCD is important for the prevention of long‑term sequelae, however early diagnosis is a challenge due to the phenotypic ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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Mutations in DNAJB13, Encoding an HSP40 Family Member, Cause Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Male Infertility.
 

Author(s): Elma El Khouri, Lucie Thomas, Ludovic Jeanson, Emilie Bequignon, Benoit Vallette, Philippe Duquesnoy, Guy Montantin, Bruno Copin, Florence Dastot-Le Moal, Sylvain Blanchon, Jean François Papon, Patrick Lorès, Li Yuan, Nathalie Collot, Sylvie Tissier, Catherine Faucon, Gérard Gacon, Catherine Patrat, Jean Philippe Wolf, Emmanuel Dulioust, Bruno Crestani, Estelle Escudier, André Coste, Marie Legendre, Aminata Touré, Serge Amselem

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2016 Aug;99(2):489-500.

 

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal-recessive disease due to functional or ultra-structural defects of motile cilia. Affected individuals display recurrent respiratory-tract infections; most males are infertile as a result of sperm flagellar dysfunction. The great majority ...

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2016

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The terms "Primary ciliary dyskinesia" returned 25 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia: potential options for resource-limited countries.
 

Author(s): Nisreen Rumman, Claire Jackson, Samuel Collins, Patricia Goggin, Janice Coles, Jane S Lucas

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a genetic disease of ciliary function leading to chronic upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms. The diagnosis is frequently overlooked because the symptoms are nonspecific and the knowledge about the disease in the primary care setting is poor. Additionally, ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia and associated sensory ciliopathies.
 

Author(s): Amjad Horani, Thomas W Ferkol

Journal: Expert Rev Respir Med. 2016 ;10(5):569-76.

 

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetic disease of motile cilia, which belongs to a group of disorders resulting from dysfunction of cilia, collectively known as ciliopathies. Insights into the genetics and phenotypes of PCD have grown over the last decade, in part propagated ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2016

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[Primary ciliary dyskinesia].
 

Author(s): Suzanne Crowley

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare disease, but causes symptoms that resemble far more common respiratory diseases. Late diagnosis is common, when damage to the respiratory system has already occurred. This article aims to elucidate the condition and the diagnostic methods ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

International Prospective Patient Registry for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2015

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Genetics of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia; Kartagener Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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Registry Study on Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Chinese Children
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

 

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2016

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