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Neurol India. 2009 Mar-Apr;57(2):206-7. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.51298.

Ondine's curse after brainstem infarction.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.


This report describes a rare case of acquired Ondine's curse. The patient developed central sleep apnea syndrome named Ondine's curse after a brainstem infarction. Lesions involving the descending medullocervical pathways that subserve automatic breathing can result in this syndrome.

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