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Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia is a genetic disease, inherited mainly as an autosomal recessive condition. Characterised by recurrent infections of the upper and lower airways, in 40-50% of cases it is associated with situs inversus and other forms of heterotaxy.
The Verona CF Center, recognised as a Regional Reference Center within the framework of rare disease legislation (Veneto Region Resolution no. 204 of 8 February 2002), has a dedicated outpatient clinic offering out-of-hours care and telephone counselling.


Research programmes

Correlations between electron microscopy and clinical features, research into genetic mechanisms of disease, study of long-term lung function. New diagnostic techniques (nasal nitric oxide measurement).



  • Paediatric Clinic, University of Verona
  • UOC Pathological Anatomy, University of Siena
  • Italian Association of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia


Doctors in Charge
Dr Sonia Volpi, Dr Francesca Lucca

Times and Contact Details

Mon-Fri, by appointment

045 812 2369