Inflammatory cytokines in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

  title={Inflammatory cytokines in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea},
  author={Yu-Shu Huang and Christian Guilleminault and Fang-Ming Hwang and Chuan Cheng and Cheng-Hui Lin and Hsueh-Yu Li and Li-Ang Lee},
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with chronic systemic inflammation and with cognitive impairments. This study aimed to investigate the status of proinflammatory cytokines, particularly interleukin 17 (IL-17) and interleukin 23 (IL-23) and cognition in pediatric OSA.Controls and OSA children participated in the study. Exclusion criteria were adenotonsillectomy, heart, neurological and severe psychiatric diseases, craniofacial syndromes, and obesity. Polysomnogram was… CONTINUE READING
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