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Childhood obstructive sleep apnoea: Covariation is not proof of cause

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.405-a (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:405
  1. Mats Reimer, community paediatrician (reimer@telia.com)
  1. Child Clinic, Postbox 9, S-43521 Mölnlycke, Sweden

    EDITOR—Neuropsychological deficits may be more common among children with obstructive sleep apnoea but that does not prove how many of these deficits are caused by sleep apnoea. Muscular hypotonia and dyscoordination are common among children …

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