volume 27, issue 3, P240-242 2006
DOI: 10.2500/aap.2006.27.2855
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Abstract: The aim of this study was to review the literature to evaluate the association between allergic rhinitis (AR) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in childhood. A PubMed literature search (January 1970 to February 2005) was conducted using the following key words: obstructive sleep apnea, allergic rhinitis, and mouth breathing. The retrieved articles were reviewed and the levels of evidence were assessed. AR affected approximately 40% of children and OSAS occurred in 2% of children. AR is a risk factor …

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