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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1049-1053

Central hypoventilation syndrome and hypoxic drive disorder

1 Gorgan Congenital Malformations Research Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Science, Gorgan, Iran
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Science, Gorgan, Iran
3 Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Science, Gorgan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Arash Rezaei Shahmirzadi
Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_249_17

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The central hypoventilation syndrome is a rare disease which is mainly characterized by respiratory failure in response to hypercapnia and hypoxia. Patients need some levels of ventilation support during sleep or even during the day. This study introduces a young Turkmen male patient with central hypoventilation suffering from the loss of consciousness and severe drowsiness.

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