Lung

PCD (Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia)

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic lung disorder. In people with PCD, the tiny hair-like structures (cilia) that are supposed to move mucus out of airways are abnormal or do not move. The mucus accumulates in the lungs, causing blockage and infections.

There is no cure for PCD, but if the disease is monitored closely and treatment begins early, people can live productive lives and avoid permanent damage to their lungs.

PCD Services + Programs

The Primary Ciliary Dyskensia (PCD) Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is a specialized multidisciplinary clinic for paediatric patients with PCD.

PCD Resources + Organizations