Tonsil removal for youth with sleep apnea may improve asthma, study says

November 4, 2014 4:51 PM

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Tonsil removal for youth with sleep apnea may improve asthma, study says

The surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids in children with sleep apnea may mitigate asthma, reveals a new study published in PLOS Medicine.

"Several small studies have described a strong association between obstructive sleep apnea and asthma: two common inflammatory conditions that impair breathing in children,” lead author Rakesh Bhattacharjee, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago, said in a news release. “But...

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