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Seven Cases of Immotile Cilia Syndrome

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1992;35(8):1127-1134.
Published online August 15, 1992.
Seven Cases of Immotile Cilia Syndrome
Sun Young Lee1, Myung Ik Lee1, Don Hee Ahn1, Keun Chan Sohn1, Je Geun Chi2
1Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Pathology, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Immotile Cilia Syndrome 7례
이선영1, 이명익1, 안돈희1, 손근찬1, 지제근2
1국립의료원 소아과
2서울대학교 의과대학 병리학교실
Abstract
Immotile cilia syndrome is a disease caused by congenital abnormality of the cilia and symptom complex composed by chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis, male infertility etc. We have experienced 7 cases of immotile cilia syndrome diagnosed by electron microscopic finding of nasal or bronchial mucosal biopsies since 1984. Six cases were girls and type Id was most common (4 cases) on electron microscopic classification. And most of the patients showed gradual improvement with supportive therapy in several years. We reported 7 cases with review of related literature.
Key Words: Immotile cilia syndrome


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