Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic disease affecting 1 in 15,000 people in the UK. It is caused by abnormal motile cilia (motile cilia are the microscopic hairs that beat in the airways, sweeping secretions out of the respiratory tract). PCD can affect the lungs, nose, sinuses, ears and fertility.
PCD Support UK is the UK’s dedicated charity supporting those affected by Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD), championing vital research into this rare disease since they began over 30 years ago.
In March 2022 M4RD featured PCD on #MysteryMonday, covering the basics to help medics and HCPs be more aware of these conditions. You can view the highlights here.