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Kartagener’s syndrome: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, January 2018
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Title
Kartagener’s syndrome: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1538-2
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Abilo Tadesse, Hailemariam Alemu, Mezgebu Silamsaw, Yonathan Gebrewold

Abstract

Kartagener's syndrome is a subset of primary ciliary dyskinesia, an autosomal recessive inherited disorder characterized by the clinical triad of chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis, and situs inversus. Abnormal ciliary structure or function leading to impaired ciliary motility is the main pathophysiologic problem in Kartagener's syndrome. A 24-year-old man from Gondar town, North-West Ethiopia, presented to University of Gondar Hospital with recurrent episodes of nasal congestion with itching and paranasal discomfort, and productive cough for more than a decade. Clinical and imaging findings revealed chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis, dextrocardia, and situs inversus. He was treated with orally administered antibiotics, mucolytic, and chest physiotherapy. He was symptomatically better with the above therapy, and started on a long-term low-dose prophylactic antibiotic. Patients with Kartagener's syndrome exist in Ethiopia as cases of chronic recurrent sinopulmonary infections. As there is no easy, reliable non-invasive diagnostic test for Kartagener's syndrome and the correct diagnosis is often delayed by years, it may cause chronic respiratory problems with reduced quality of life. Genetic counseling and fertility issues should be addressed once Kartagener's syndrome is diagnosed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 18%
Other 6 9%
Researcher 6 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Student > Master 4 6%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 27 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 29 43%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 August 2018.
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#14,914,350
of 24,151,461 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#1,093
of 4,234 outputs
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#241,650
of 451,138 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#17
of 78 outputs
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