Case Report
Volume 5 Issue 6 - 2022
Kartagener’s Syndrome with Focal Bronchiectasis! Masquerading with Pneumonia, Bronchial Asthma and Cardiac Issues: A Unique Case
Abdul Rasheed Qureshi1,2*, Muhammad Irfan3 and Huma Bilal4
1Pulmonologist and HOD, Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
2Director, Al-Aleem Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
3Evening In-Charge, Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
4WMO-OPD, Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Abdul Rasheed Qureshi, Pulmonologist and HOD, Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital and Director, Al-Aleem Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: May 04, 2022; Published: May 26, 2022




Abstract

This report addresses how an inherited disease masquerades with infective, cardiac or immunity related disorders and provides the precedent of a rare generalized disease in the disguise of a focal phenomenon. Kartagener's syndrome is an uncommon genetic disorder, inherited as autosomal recessive entity and affects the function of cilia anywhere in body. It involves and produces symptoms in upper and lower respiratory tracts including paranasal sinuses, middle ear, eustachian tube, fallopian tube and spermatozoa. Bronchiectasis is usually diffuse and advanced at the time of diagnosis. Herein, we describe a unique case with focal bronchiectasis and primary infertility in female. Patient presented with fever, cough, shortness of breath and left sided chest pain masquerading with acute chest infection, exacerbation of bronchial asthma and mimicking with cardiac issues. Clinical, radiological and laboratory work-up disclosed the diagnosis of Kartagener’s syndrome. Negative saccharin test concluded Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.

Keywords: Cilia; Dyskinesia; Female; Infertility; Focal Bronchiectasis; Kartagener’s Syndrome

Citation: Abdul Rasheed Qureshi., et al. “Kartagener’s Syndrome with Focal Bronchiectasis! Masquerading with Pneumonia, Bronchial Asthma and Cardiac Issues: A Unique Case”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 5.6 (2022): 17-23.

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