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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Down Syndrome

  • Dennis RosenEmail author
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Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Abstract

Children with Down syndrome have certain characteristic physical features—including relative macroglossia, maxillary hypoplasia, and hypotonia—that put them at a much higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than the typical population. This chapter discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and the consequences of Down syndrome that lead to OSA, as well as diagnosis and treatment for OSA in Down syndrome children.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Down Syndrome Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Typical Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Respiratory DiseasesChildren’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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