Title

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): A complication of acute infectious mononucleosis infection in a child

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol

Abstract

Independently, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and infectious mononucleosis are not uncommon in the pediatric population, but acute onset of OSA, as a respiratory complication in the setting of acute EBV infection is extremely uncommon. Previous reports of this clinical entity are sparse and from nearly two decades ago. Urgent adenotonsillectomy was commonly advocated. This complication may be managed medically with systemic corticosteroids and non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and a case is presented to highlight an updated management approach to this rarely encountered clinical problem in children. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Volume Number

78

Issue Number

3

Pages

562-563

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/02/01

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Otolaryngology

PMID

24480119

DOI

10.1016/j.ijpor1.2013.12.029