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Childhood obstructive sleep apnoea: Hypertension was not mentioned

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.405-b (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:405
  1. Daniel K Ng, consultant paediatrician (dkkng@ha.org.hk),
  2. Chung-hong Chan, research assistant,
  3. Ka-li Kwok, senior medical officer,
  4. Lettie C Leung, senior medical officer,
  5. Pok-yu Chow, specialist medical officer
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Kwong Wah Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong 852
  2. Department of Paediatrics, Kwong Wah Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong 852

    EDITOR—An important effect is missing in the editorial on childhood obstructive sleep apnoea by Kotagal.1 The neuropsychological sequelae of this condition were mentioned, but another effect was not—namely, high blood pressure.

    This omission is not uncommon as shown by a report on the global burden of hypertension.2 Currently, there is good evidence—for example, …

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