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Can Respir J. 2011 Mar-Apr;18(2):87-9.

Presentation and treatment of monozygotic twins with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome.

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Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario. reshma.amin@sickkids.ca

Abstract

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by hypoventilation during sleep secondary to a blunted response to hypercapnia and hypoxia. The current case report describes developmentally normal four-year-old monozygotic twin boys who presented in infancy with variable presentations and clinical severity of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Both were managed with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation.

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