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Central hypoventilation in a seven year old child following pertussis treated with negative pressure ventilation.
  1. D. L. Russell-Jones,
  2. D. F. Treacher,
  3. H. M. Lenicker,
  4. M. Tashanov,
  5. G. T. Spencer
  1. Phipps Respiratory Unit, South Western Hospital, London, UK.


    We report the case of a 7 year old girl who developed central hypoventilation following pertussis and who was treated by negative pressure ventilation using a new portable tank respirator. We believe this is the first reported case of central hypoventilation following pertussis successfully treated by intermittent negative pressure ventilation.

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