Other Names for this Disease
- Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation
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The exact underlying cause of ROHHAD is currently unknown. However, scientists suspect that it may be a genetic condition. A number of genes have been studied as a possible cause of the condition, but thus far, a disease-causing gene has not been identified.
Last updated: 1/8/2015
- Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation. NORD. August 2013; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1216/viewAbstract.
- Rand CM, Patwari PP, Rodikova EA, Zhou L, Berry-Kravis EM, Wilson RJ, Bech-Hansen T, Weese-Mayer DE. Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation: analysis of hypothalamic and autonomic candidate genes. Pediatr Res. October 2011; 70(4):375-378.
- Debra E Weese-Mayer, MD, Mary L Marazita, PhD, FACMG, Casey M Rand, BS, and Elizabeth M Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD. Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. GeneReviews. January 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1427/.