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Minerva Pneumologica 2016 September;55(3):64-70

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Evaluation of infant obstructive sleep apnea

Jasneek K. CHAWLA 1, Karen A. WATERS 2

1 Department of Pediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia; 2 Department of Head of Sleep Medicine, University of Sydney, Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Australia


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Obstructive sleep apnea in infants is a distinct entity that needs to be considered separately to older children. This review article summarizes risk factors associated with infant obstructive sleep apnea, clinical presentation, evaluation and management options for this condition, which differs somewhat in this younger population.

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