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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cheng, J

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 561 - 562

PubMed ID

  • 24480119

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-8464

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.12.029


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland