Daytime Hypoxia, Sleep Disturbance, Nocturnal Hypoxaemia and Retarded Growth in Young Children Who Snore (Before and After Adenotonsillectomy) Compared with Control Children
This short paper describes the preliminary findings of an unfinished prospective study. Sleep apnoea in children is a well-recognized condition but is generally regarded as rare and easily recognized when a problem. However, previous reports have emphasized the diverse, and often nonspecific, symptoms and presentations of such children [1-3]. The symptoms varied from hyperactivity, bad behaviour and poor school performance, through to lethargy, withdrawal and severe psychological problems . The usual cause of the sleep apnoea was tonsillar enlargement . Thus we wondered if sleep apnoea was being underdiagnosed in children with recurrent tonsillitis because of the non-specificity of symptoms.
KeywordsSleep Disturbance Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Control Child Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome Poor School Performance
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