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Table 1 Distribution of PRMC results in relation to age

From: Clinical value of measurement of pulmonary radioaerosol mucociliary clearance in the work up of primary ciliary dyskinesia

Results from PRMC test Age group
4–14 years 15–24 years 25–34 years 35–54 years 55–75 years All
n = 105 (%) n = 28 (%) n = 34 (%) n = 44 (%) n = 28 (%) n = 239 (%)
PCD/SCD 21 (20) 9 (32.1) 12 (35.3) 13 (29.5) 2 (7.1) 57 (23.8)
[14, 67 %] [3, 33 %] [3, 25 %] [3, 23 %] [0] [23, 40 %]
Inconclusive 14 (13.3) 3 (10.7) 2 (5.9) 5 (11.4) 1 (3.6) 25 (10.5)
[4, 29 %] [0] [0] [0] [0] [4, 16 %]
Normal or otherwise not consistent with PCD 70 (66.7) 16 (57.1) 20 (58.8) 26 (59.1) 25 (89.3) 157 (65.7)
[0] [0] [0] [0] [0] [0]
  1. Numbers in square brackets show the number and percentage of patients in each group ending up with verified PCD as final clinical diagnosis