Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Central congenital hypoventilation syndrome
- Congenital central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
- Congenital failure of autonomic control
- Congenital Ondine curse
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Your QuestionIf a person with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome has a child, what are the odds that the child will need a tracheotomy?
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Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. This means that if a parent has this condition, there is a 1 in 2 chance (50%) that each of his/her children will inherit this condition and will most likely need a tracheostomy as treatment. There is also a 1 in 2 chance that each child will not inherit this condition.
Last updated: 5/31/2012
- Weese-Mayer DE, Marazita ML, Berry-Kravis EM, Patwari PP. Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. GeneReviews. 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1427/. Accessed 5/28/2012.