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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-125

Kartagener's syndrome in a fertile male - An uncommon variant

Department of Respiratory Medicine Military Hospital, Namkum, Ranchi-834010., India

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M S Barthwal
Pulmonologist, Military Hospital, Namkum, Ranchi-834010.
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.44404

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia, with Kartagener's syndrome as one of the subsets, is an autosomal recessive disorder with significant genetic heterogeneity. A 26-year old male with this syndrome, presenting with recurrent upper and lower respiratory tract infection, was found to be fertile. The case is being reported for uncommon occurrence of this syndrome with male fertility.

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