AMELIORATION OF KARTAGENER SYNDROME BY HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTIC AID
Background and Objective :Kartagener Syndrome (KS) is a rare autosomal genetic disorder which cause a defect in the action of â€˜ciliaâ€™, Swiss Physician Maneskartagener identified a cluster of symptoms in 1933 that include sinusitis, bronchiectasis, otitis etc. as well as situsinvertus.
A patient, Mr. K. Paul, aged 40 years of Howrah, W.B., was suffering from KS with symptoms of breathlessness and productive cough for last few years. He was treated by different generations of antibiotics and inhalation of steroid with minimal improvement. With the recurrence of the above symptoms complexes, he switched over to Homoeopathic treatment on 04/10/2010 seeking better aid.
- Confirmation of diagnosis : By HRCT Scan of Lung shows bilateral lower and middle lobe bronchiectasis, USG of abdomen and CXR show situsinvertus of the organ and azospermia connotes the final diagnosis.
- Proper case taking and repertorization were done as per homoeopathy.
- Tuberculinum was the similimum of the case, and administered in 50 millisemal scale.
- Pre and post-lung function test by spirometry to assess progress of the disease and response to treatment.
Result & Interpretation:
- Clinically the condition of the patient is greatly improved by treatment
- Lung function test by spirometry (Before treatment) â€“ restrictive pulmonary dysfunction, FEV1 : FVC (decrease)
- Lung function test (After treatment) â€“ FEV1 : FVC (increase); pulmonary function improved with comparison to earlier report.
Conclusion :Nanoparticle laden homoeopathic medicine is capable enough to alleviate Â such rare disease without producing iatrogenic effect.
Key words : Kartagener syndrome, situsinvertus, Bronchiectasis, Homoeopathic treatment, Spirometric response.
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