Congenital hypoventilation syndrome and Hirschsprung’s disease – Haddad syndrome: A neonatal case presentation

P. Jaiyeola*, D. El-Metwally, R. Viscardi, C. Greene, H. Woo | JNPM 2015;

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is an uncommon cause of apnea in the newborn characterized by the occurrence of apnea predominantly during sleep. Haddad syndrome is CCHS with Hirschsprung’s disease. We report a newborn with Haddad syndrome that had a family history of spinal muscular atrophy and discuss aspects of CCHS and important considerations in the evaluation of apnea in the term newborn.

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Corresponding author: Patti Jo Jaiyeola, M.D., University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 22 South Greene Street, N5W70, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. Tel.: +1 410 328 6662; Fax: +1 410 328 0646; E-mail: