JEROME E. COHN, M.D.; HIROSHI KUIDA, M.D.
The alveolar hypoventilation syndrome, characterized by arterial hypercapnia, develops when alveolar ventilation falls below a critical value. Fishman, Turino, and Bergofsky reviewed the clinical, pathophysiological, and biochemical features of the syndrome and many of the disease processes with which it may be associated (1). Usually hypoventilation occurs secondary to dysfunction of the lung, thoracic bellows, or motor nerves. "Primary alveolar hypoventilation," a rare condition, is ascribed to diminished responsiveness of the respiratory center itself (Table 1). This diagnosis can be made only when hypoventilation occurs in the absence of functional abnormality of the lungs, chest muscles, and motor nerves. Rodman
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
COHN JE, KUIDA H. Primary Alveolar Hypoventilation Associated with Western Equine Encephalitis. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:633–644. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-633
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):633-644.
Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only