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Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Late Onset Central Hypoventilation Syndrome with Hypothalamic Dysfunction
  • Hypoventilation, Autonomic Dysregulation with Neural Tumor
  • LO-CCHS/HD
  • Rapid-onset Obesity,Hypothalamic Dysfunction,Hypoventilation,Autonomic Dys-
  • ROHHADNET
  • regulation with Neural Tumor

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

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.

Resources

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

P.O. Box 5801

Bethesda, MD 20824

Tel: (301)496-5751

Fax: (301)402-2186

Tel: (800)352-9424

TDD: (301)468-5981

Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126

Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126

Tel: (301)251-4925

Fax: (301)251-4911

Tel: (888)205-2311

TDD: (888)205-3223

Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/



ROHHAD Fight Inc.

3 Surrey Lane

Hempstead, NY 11550

Tel: (516)459-6960

Fax: (516)483-0566

Email: rohhadfight@aol.com

Internet: www.rohhadfight.org



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Last Updated:  7/6/2010

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