It is a congenital, hereditary neuromuscular disorder with many symptoms that can occur such as hypoventilation
, swallowing dysfunction and impaired speech ability.
He died last month after suffering a seizure caused by ROHHAD syndrome, which stands for rapid-onset obesity with hypothalmic dysfunction, hypoventilation
and autonomic dysregulation.
Benji Bowker is one of just 60 people in the UK with congenital central hypoventilation
Doctors diagnosed him with Congenital Central Hypoventilation
Syndrome (CCHS), a condition so rare the family GP had not even heard of it.
Researchers explained that respiratory center depression, interference in neuromuscular transmission, and poor nerve conduction in hypothyroidism may cause alveolar hypoventilation
which may affect central ventilatory control.
Toddlers and teenagers were among the thousands of obese people needing treatment for alveolar hypoventilation
Ludan, MD, who explained that bangungot might be related to the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the blood resulting from high rice or carbohydrate intake before sleep (in other studies the cause was said to be fish sauce or patis); hypoventilation
or reduced respiration which can be caused by sleep apnea, intoxication caused by alcoholism, drugs, etc.
Moreover, sleep-related hypoventilation
during the vulnerable REM sleep period and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome are frequent, but remain usually underdiagnosed.
Female patients also had lower prevalences than did their male counterparts of hypoventilation
Seventeen of those are SDB and include obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, sleep related hypoventilation
Contract Award Notice or Call Off from Framework: NHS Borders requires the provision of dedicated nursing care of a 7-year old child suffering from Congenital Central Hypoventilation
Most patients with this syndrome progress from psychosis to seizure to catatonia, often associated with abnormal movements, autonomic instability, and hypoventilation