Obstructive sleep apnea in Child
Typical symptoms include snoring, respiratory pauses during sleep, daytime fatigue, headaches, behavioral disturbances, or neurocognitive impairment. Affected individuals are at risk for impaired growth, learning or behavioral problems, motor vehicle accidents (for patients old enough to drive), cardiovascular disease (eg, congestive heart failure), and perioperative anesthesia complications.
All patients should be screened for OSA with questionnaires asking about snoring and other typical symptoms. OSA is treatable either through modifiable lifestyle changes, breathing devices, or surgery and, if managed early and appropriately, many of the downstream sequelae can be avoided.
G47.33 – Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)
78275009 – Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
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