Central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome has been known for decades as Ondine’s curse. It was named as such after a German myth. Although most of the stories resemble one another, word of mouth has led to misinterpretation of this tale among the medical community. The present paper reviews the original narrative, its characters, and how it is linked to the most relevant aspects of the disease.
|Translated title of the contribution||La maldición de Ondina: El orígen del mito|
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria|
|State||Published - Jan 31 2020|