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Am J Dis Child. 1976 Jun;130(6):671-4.

Complications of obesity-hypoventilation syndrome in childhood.


The obesity-hypoventilation syndrome is rare in children, but it leads to serious complications and is associated with a high mortality. We report a child with this syndrome whose condition improved after intestinal bypass surgery. Review of the literature indicates that vigorous treatment of this disorder is necessary to prevent fatalities.

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