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An unusual presentation of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (Ondine's Curse).
Emerg Med J. 2010 Mar; 27(3):237-8.EM

Abstract

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome is a rare illness, which classically presents in the neonatal period; newborns present with shallow breathing and cyanosis, without a physiological rise in breathing rate. Incidence has been estimated from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 200,000 live births. This case report describes the case of a young man who was asymptomatic until his presentation in acute respiratory failure at the age of 36 years. This case is reported to highlight the importance of considering this treatable illness as a potential cause of collapse and respiratory failure in adults presenting to emergency departments.

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Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20304901

Citation

Lovell, B L., et al. "An Unusual Presentation of Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (Ondine's Curse)." Emergency Medicine Journal : EMJ, vol. 27, no. 3, 2010, pp. 237-8.
Lovell BL, Bullock RE, Anderson KN. An unusual presentation of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (Ondine's Curse). Emerg Med J. 2010;27(3):237-8.
Lovell, B. L., Bullock, R. E., & Anderson, K. N. (2010). An unusual presentation of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (Ondine's Curse). Emergency Medicine Journal : EMJ, 27(3), 237-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/emj.2009.072215
Lovell BL, Bullock RE, Anderson KN. An Unusual Presentation of Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (Ondine's Curse). Emerg Med J. 2010;27(3):237-8. PubMed PMID: 20304901.
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