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It is possible that the main title of the report Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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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