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Environmental overheating as a cause of transient respiratory chemoreceptor dysfunction in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3186353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A central hypoventilatory state developed in a 6-month-old boy with environmentally induced hyperthermia. The condition subsided within 24 hours of mechanical ventilation. Hypoxic and hypercapneic challenges performed 2 weeks later showed complete resolution of the respiratory chemoreceptor dysfunction. The damage to the CNS caused by accidental hyperthermia in general, and more specifically to the respiratory center, and its possible etiologic role in the pathophysiology of sudden infant death syndrome are discussed.
D Gozal; A A Colin; Y I Daskalovic; M Jaffe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-01     Completed Date:  1988-12-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  738-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Haifa Medical Center, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Chemoreceptor Cells / physiopathology*
Fever / etiology*,  physiopathology
Hot Temperature / adverse effects*
Respiration Disorders / etiology*,  physiopathology
Respiration, Artificial

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