Ondine’s curse (Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome)


What causes it?

Particularly case are known, mostly it's inborn. Mainly the cause is because of a gene named PHOX2B changed.

What are the symptoms? How long do they it last? Is it deadly?

It is a deadly diseases. The symptoms will only be shown while sleeping. Patients will not be able to breath by them self while they are sleeping, at last die because of lack of oxygen.


Can it be cured? If so, how? If not, is there any way that we can at least treat it?

It can be cured by receiving a tracheotomy surgery. After this surgery the patients can breath automatically while they are sleeping.

The name of ondine's curse is named after a myth, please click the link below to read about the myth
http://www.ondineshowers.com/ondine-myth-and-legends.html