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Laurence–Moon–Bardet–Biedl Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Nitesh Gupta, Nipun Malhotra, Harsha Jain, Neeraj K Gupta

Keywords : Laurence–Moon–Bardet–Biedl syndrome, Obstructive sleep apnea, Polysomnography, Positive airway pressure

Citation Information : Gupta N, Malhotra N, Jain H, Gupta NK. Laurence–Moon–Bardet–Biedl Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Indian Sleep Med 2021; 16 (4):131-134.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0090

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often is underdiagnosed, particularly when associated with a syndrome when there are numerous and varied manifestations. However, a high index of suspicion and screening can help in early diagnosis and treatment for the same. We present a case of Laurence–Moon–Bardet–Biedl syndrome diagnosed since the age of 8 years presenting at the age of 16 years with severe OSA with good clinical recovery on therapeutic use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

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