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Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • CCHS
  • Congenital failure of autonomic control
  • Congenital Ondine curse
  • Idiopathic congenital central alveolar hypoventilation
  • Ondine curse (formerly)
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If 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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How is congenital central hypoventilation syndrome inherited?

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.[1]
Last updated: 5/31/2012