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Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Narrative Review

Unnati Desai, Ketaki V Utpat, Jyotsna M Joshi

Keywords : Apnea–hypopnea index, Obstructive sleep apnea, Pediatric

Citation Information : Desai U, Utpat KV, Joshi JM. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Narrative Review. Indian Sleep Med 2024; 19 (1):1-3.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0128

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a broad-spectrum disorder that needs timely diagnosis and management. It is mainly caused by anatomical factors. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is an important correctable cause. We describe a narrative review of this disease in children. Although uncommon in adults, it is an important disorder causing mortality and morbidity in children which warrants timely diagnosis and management.

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