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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • CCHS
  • Idiopathic congenital central alveolar hypoventilation
  • Congenital failure of autonomic control
  • Primary alveolar hypoventilation
  • Congenital Ondine curse
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  • If you have a mutation in one copy of the PHOX2B gene, does that mean you definitely have some degree of the disease, or that you may have or may develop the disease? Click here for answer

  • If a person with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome has a child, what are the odds that the child will need a tracheotomy? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • CCHS
  • Idiopathic congenital central alveolar hypoventilation
  • Congenital failure of autonomic control
  • Primary alveolar hypoventilation
  • Congenital Ondine curse
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.