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When cough, runny nose and ear pain are not a trivial disease

Publication at First Faculty of Medicine, Second Faculty of Medicine |


The authors present a case of two sisters with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). Both girls were treated with incorrect diagnosis for several years.

The authors' aim is to point out to the disease where careful assessment of history is a direct clue to the diagnosis. Early determination of the diagnosis is the most important prevention in development of severe lung damage with bronchiectasis.

This is the most serious complication and limitation for next patient's life. The authors have the opinion that the care of patients with PCD should be centralized consistent with worldwide trend.

This disease is underestimated in the whole world and it is undoubtedly the same in the Czech Republic.