Primary snoring and growth failure in a patient with cystic fibrosis.

  title={Primary snoring and growth failure in a patient with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Kelvin D Macdonald and Brian M. McGinley and David J G Brown and Laura M Sterni and Beryl J. Rosenstein and Peter J. Mogayzel},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={54 12},
An 8-year-old female with pancreatic-insufficiency cystic fibrosis presented with recurrent pharyngitis, and reduction in body mass index and height velocity during the previous 2 years. Her symptoms (eg, snoring and restless sleep) suggested obstructive sleep apnea, and physical examination revealed tonsillar hypertrophy. While her respiratory disturbance index on nocturnal polysomnography was normal, there was evidence of prolonged periods of snoring, associated with hypercapnia… CONTINUE READING


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