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Transitory ultrastructural abnormalities of cilia

Transitory ultrastructural abnormalities of cilia

British Journal of Diseases of the Chest 76(2): 185-188

We report a patient with chronic respiratory tract disease and ultrastructural abnormalities of nasal cilia at first interpreted as being consistent with a primary ciliary defect. Subsequent sampling of nasal ciliated epithelium from the same area failed to reveal the defects of structure. Abnormalities of ciliary ultrastructure found on a single occasion, especially in the presence of acute inflammation, should be interpreted with caution.

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Accession: 044839309

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PMID: 7093138

DOI: 10.1016/0007-0971(82)90033-x

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