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A 13-year-old Girl with Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure

Keywords : Hypoventilation, Idiopathic, Noninvasive ventilation

Citation Information : A 13-year-old Girl with Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure. Indian Sleep Med 2019; 14 (4):76-78.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0044

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Late-onset congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (LO-CCHS) is a rare entity, with scant literature. In view of low prevalence and poor awareness in both patients and doctors, it is often diagnosed late or, worse, misdiagnosed as an obstructive airway disease. Timely diagnosis of central hypoventilation is necessary to prevent hypercapnia, acidosis, and hypoxemia, which can adversely affect the cardiovascular and neurocognitive function. Here we report an interesting case of a young nonobese female who had history of multiple intensive care unit (ICU) admissions for her hypercapnic respiratory failure.

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