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Is Kartagener's syndrome a hereditary disease?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/14/2020

Yes. Kartagener's Syndrome is a genetic disease and its inheritance pattern is autosomal recessive. Therefore, it is necessary for both parents to carry the mutation in order for the offspring to suffer from this syndrome.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.