Congenital and late onset central hypoventilation syndromes: Diagnostic pittfalls and therapeutic strategies

Giancarlo Ottonello, I. Ceccherini, I. Matera, M. P. Baglietto, L. Nahum, P. Tuo, O. Ciccone, A. Moscatelli, G. Silvestri

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Abstract

Three patients, two suffering from congenital central hypoventilation syndrome and one from late onset central hypoventilation are reported. In both conditions the diagnosis was based on exclusion of hypoventilation derived from either peripheral or central but not primitive causes and on polysomnographic evaluation. The three patients presented various degrees of hypoventilation severity requiring different respiratory supports. The difficulties encountered in arranging rapid and efficient discharge at home are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume29
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

Keywords

  • CCHS
  • Central hypoventilation
  • Child
  • Late Onset Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Ondine's curse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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