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Primary alveolar hypoventilation

  • Alternative Names

    Ondine's curse


    There is no known prevention. Patients should avoid using sleeping medications or other medications that may cause drowsiness.


    Duffin J, Phillipson EA. Hypoventilation and Hyperventilation Syndromes In: Mason RJ, Broaddus CV, Martin TR, et al. Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 78.