Which height and weight findings are characteristic of childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Feb 13, 2019
  • Author: Mary E Cataletto, MD; Chief Editor: Denise Serebrisky, MD  more...
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Determine whether the child's growth is normal. Recent rapid weight gain or obesity may predispose a school-aged child or adolescent to developing obstructive sleep apnea. Severe obstructive sleep apnea in the younger child may lead to failure to thrive and stunted growth.


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