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A Case of Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome with a Novel Mutation of the PHOX2B Gene Presenting as Central Sleep Apnea

Yuko Amimoto, M.D.1; Kenji Okada, Ph.D.1; Hiroshi Nakano, Ph.D.2; Ayako Sasaki, Ph.D.3; Kiyoshi Hayasaka, Ph.D.3; Hiroshi Odajima, Ph.D.1
1Department of Pediatrics, Fukuoka National Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan; 2Sleep Disorders Center, Fukuoka National Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan; 3Department of Pediatrics, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare disease characterized by abnormal autonomic control of breathing resulting in hypoventilation. We report an infant girl with CCHS who presented with central sleep apnea, which was first demonstrated by polysomnography when the infant was 5 months old. She was heterozygous for the novel 590delG mutation of PHOX2B, which is classified as a non-polyalanine repeat mutation (NPARM). This mutation is considered to be associated with a relatively mild phenotype.


Amimoto Y; Okada K; Nakano H; Sasaki A; Hayasaka K; Odajima H. A case of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome with a novel mutation of the PHOX2B gene presenting as central sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med 2014;10(3):327-329.

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