Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic lung disorder, also known as Immotile Cilia Syndrome and is associated with Kartegener's Syndrome. In people with PCD, the tiny hair-like structures (cilia) that are supposed to move mucus out of airways are abnormal or do not move. The mucus accumulates, causing blockage and infections. There is no cure for PCD, but if the disease is monitored closely and treatment begins early, people can live productive lives.