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what exactly is primary ciliary dyskinesia?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Cilia don't work ...: Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a disorder of cilia (moving hair-like structures on the surface of cells) causing chronic respiratory tract infections, sometimes abnormally positioned internal organs, and sometimes difficulty having children (infertility). Men with sperm that don't swim can be treated with icsi; women may have abnormal function of their fallopian tubes. http://1.usa.gov/u4tuug.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can prevent tardive dyskinesia?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Unknown: There are no definite way to prevent it. Careful selection of psychotropic medicine may help.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What body movements are involved in tardive dyskinesia?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Buccolingual: Mostly cheek, lips, oral, face, tongue muscles.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do antipsychotic drugs often cause tardive dyskinesia?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Unfortunately, yes.: Tardive dyskinesia (td) refers to nvoluntary movements of the tongue, lips, nd facial muscles. In more severe cases, it may also include the arms, legs, and the rest of the body. Td can occur with any of the antipsychotic medications, but was much more common with the older medications. It may also be dose related.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Could surgery help to cure my tardive dyskinesia?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Experimental: Deep brain stimulation surgery is being studied with some promising early data. It is not yet routinely done, but an academic medical center with an active functional neurosurgery program would be the most likely place to find out more.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Anyone have tips for dealing with primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd)?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Get vaccinated: Vaccines protect against many major illnesses and are an important aspect of care for someone with pcd. The annual influenza vaccine is especially important. Pcd requires daily care to prevent lung infections and damage; i would strongly suggest that anyone with this condition be seen regularly by a pulmonologist for treatment and counseling.

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