Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versão On-line ISSN 1729-519X
FERNANDEZ GARCIA, Sergio; ROBLEJO BALBUENA, Hilda e BALBUENA DIAZ, Hilda de la C. Kartagener syndrome: genetic bases and clinical findings. A case report. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.1, pp. 37-44. ISSN 1729-519X.
This article is a case report of a 26 years old woman with history of high and low respiratory problems to repetition, which yielded with symptomatic treatment or the antibiotic use by oral route from the childhood. When she was 25 years old, she began with episodes of expulsion of red blood, brillant and bubble by the mouth of different quantity; these were made frequent more and more. By such reason she was hospitalized in the service of pneumology of the Benefico Juridico Hospital. In this occasion a simple x-ray of thorax was made to her, in which visualized dextrocardia accompanied of an accentuation of the bibasal broncho-vascular pattern. A history of infertility referred by the patient, the episodes of recurrent pansinusitis, respiratory pictures and the radiologic findings made diagnose of a primary ciliary dyskinesia, specifically Kartagener's syndrome. Our intention with this case is to reflect in that it is a possible diagnosis when pictures of hemoptisis and history of infertility are associated, although in our country and in the rest of the world the frequent of this disease is low.
Palavras-chave : Kartagener's syndrome; dextrocardia; primary ciliary dyskinesia..