Factors influencing age at diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia in European children.

@article{Kuehni2010FactorsIA,
  title={Factors influencing age at diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia in European children.},
  author={Claudia E Kuehni and Thomas Frischer and M-P. F. Strippoli and Elisabeth Maurer and Andrew Bush and Kim G Nielsen and A. Duran Escribano and Jane S Lucas and Panayotis Yiallouros and Heymut Omran and Ernst Eber and Christopher O'callaghan and Deborah Snijders and A. Germ{\'a}n Barbato},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          1248-58
        }
}
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a hereditary disorder of mucociliary clearance causing chronic upper and lower airways disease. We determined the number of patients with diagnosed PCD across Europe, described age at diagnosis and determined risk factors for late diagnosis. Centres treating children with PCD in Europe answered questionnaires and provided anonymous patient lists. In total, 223 centres from 26 countries reported 1,009 patients aged < 20 yrs. Reported cases per million children… CONTINUE READING

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