Type of disease: Rare conditions
Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is a lung disorder that causes the respiratory tract to dilate or enlarge. People with Mounier-Kuhn syndrome develop frequently respiratory tract infections and recurrent cough. The condition can be diagnosed by lung function tests, bronchoscopy, and a chest CT scan. The cause of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is unknown. Treatment typically involves chest physical therapy and antibiotics to treat infections.Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.