Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation
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NORD is very grateful to the following experts for assistance in the preparation of this report: Pallavi P. Patwari, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Assistant Director, Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (C.A.M.P.), Children's Memorial Hospital; Diego Ize-Ludlow, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Debra E. Weese-Mayer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director, Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (C.A.M.P.), Children's Memorial Hospital.
Synonyms of Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation
- Hypoventilation, Autonomic Dysregulation with Neural Tumor
- Late Onset Central Hypoventilation Syndrome with Hypothalamic Dysfunction
- Rapid-onset Obesity,Hypothalamic Dysfunction,Hypoventilation,Autonomic Dys-
- regulation with Neural Tumor
- No subdivisions found.
Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD) is a rare disorder with abnormalities in breathing (hypoventilation), the endocrine system, and the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is part of the nervous system that controls the involuntary body functions. Hence, it works "automatically" to control breathing, heart beat, digestion, among many other things. ROHHAD was first described in 1965 and since that time only 75 children have been reported in the literature with this disorder. Because of the high prevalence of cardiorespiratory arrest, early recognition and treatment of the symptoms associated with ROHHAD is essential.
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