Which clinical history findings are characteristic of central alveolar hypoventilation?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Patients with central alveolar hypoventilation usually have no respiratory complaints. However, they may have symptoms of sleep disturbance and daytime hypersomnolence. In some patients, the diagnosis of central alveolar hypoventilation is made only after the development of respiratory failure.


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