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Dusunen Adam. 2009; 22(1): 32-35

Kartagener?s Syndrome and Psychotic Disorder: A Case Presentation

Ayşegül Ermiş, Ahmet Türkcan, Mehmet Emin Ceylan, Ayşe Fulya Maner.


Kartagener?s syndrome is a rare congenital malformation and characterized by the triad of bronchiectasis, sinusitis, and situs inversus. We presented a case diagnosed as Kartagener?s syndrome and psychotic disorder. The case was a male patient, 32 years old, high school educated, married, with two children. He had a history with increasing psychotic symptoms and two times of suicide attempts, for the last two months and hospitalisations. In the psychiatric examination affect was blunted, there were anxiety, fear due to auditive hallusinations and referanceBRdelusions, anhedonia, suicidal thoughts and attempts, secondary depression. Psychiatric disorder predominentlyBRwith auditive hallusinations and social withdrawal had aduration of three years. He was diagnosed Kartagener?s Syndrome when he was nine years old.

Key words: Kartagener?s syndrome, psychotic disorder, depression

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