Situs Inversus Totalis with Chronic Respiratory Ailment in a Fertile MaleCorrespondence Address :
Dr. A Sundaramurthy,
7(4) 9th Cross Street, Shasthri Nagar Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare ciliopathic autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes defect in the action of cilia lining the respiratory tract. In a total of 50% cases of situs inversus totalis fertility is preserved. Here, we report a case of situs inversus totalis with chronic respiratory ailment in a fertile male. A 60-year-old non smoker male, father of four children presented with recurrent episode of infection for past five years. Investigation was done which showed situs inversus totalis (Dextrocardia) with right lower lobe bronchiectasis. He was managed with antibiotics, mucolytics, bronchodilators and chest physiotherapy. Patient status improved well with above mentioned treatment.
Bronchiectasis, Dextrocardia, Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Muneeb Mohammed, A Sundaramurthy, KP Ajeesh, Jereen Varghese, Venketesh Rathinavel. SITUS INVERSUS TOTALIS WITH CHRONIC RESPIRATORY AILMENT IN A FERTILE MALE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 February [cited: 2019 Jan 20 ]; 13:OD06-OD07. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 28, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Sep 12, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Nov 13, 2018
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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