Primary ciliary dyskinesia among Arabs: Where do we go from here?

Paediatr Respir Rev. 2019 Feb:29:19-22. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2018.09.002. Epub 2018 Sep 15.


Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), also known as immotile-cilia syndrome, is a rare genetic disease that is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Several studies have explored certain aspects of PCD in the Arab world, yet much is still lacking in terms of identifying the different characteristics of this disease. In this paper, we aim to briefly cover those studies published about PCD in Arab countries, as well as to provide recommendations and guidelines for future studies.

Keywords: Arab; Bronchiectasis; Immotile-cilia syndrome; Kartagener syndrome; Primary ciliary dyskinesia; Qatar.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arab World
  • Arabs / genetics
  • Ciliary Motility Disorders / diagnosis
  • Ciliary Motility Disorders / ethnology*
  • Ciliary Motility Disorders / genetics
  • Ciliary Motility Disorders / therapy
  • Consanguinity
  • Humans
  • Kartagener Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Kartagener Syndrome / ethnology
  • Kartagener Syndrome / genetics
  • Kartagener Syndrome / therapy
  • Kuwait
  • Middle East
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Qatar
  • Research
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen