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Chronic respiratory failure: an unusual cause and treatment
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    • Gerben P Bootsma, Pulmonary Physician
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      • Yvonne Heijdra, Michiel Wagenaar

    Dear Editor

    The recent case report from Smyth and Riley[1] describes nicely an extremely uncommon chronic respiratory failure due to hypoventilation secondary to brainstem stroke, and documents a new treatment option with medroxyprogesterone acetate.

    We recently saw two patients also with central hypoventilation resulting in chronic type II respiratory failure and treated both with, among other things, me...

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