Distinct patterns of respiratory difficulty in young children with achondroplasia: a clinical, sleep, and lung function study.

@article{Tasker1998DistinctPO,
  title={Distinct patterns of respiratory difficulty in young children with achondroplasia: a clinical, sleep, and lung function study.},
  author={Robert C. Tasker and Isobel Dundas and Aidan Laverty and Margaret Fletcher and R Lane and Janet Stocks},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={
          99-108
        }
}
AIM Achondroplasia can result in respiratory difficulty in early infancy. The aim of this study was to document lung growth during infancy, together with the cause of any cardiorespiratory and sleep dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventeen prospectively ascertained infants (14 boys and three girls) with respiratory symptoms starting before 1 year of age underwent clinical, sleep, and lung function studies. RESULTS Three distinct groups were identified. Group 1 (n = 6) were the least… CONTINUE READING

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