chubby puffer syndrome

A sleep apnea complex of obese, prepubescent males, which resembles Pickwick syndrome, which is caused by primary alveolar hypoventilation; temporarily ameliorated by tonsillectomy, the chubby puffer syndrome is more central in the nervous system, possibly arising in the reticular activating system
Management Weight loss, tricyclic antidepressants
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chubby puffer syndrome

A sleep apnea complex of obese, prepubescent ♂, which resembles that of the Pickwick syndrome, caused by primary alveolar hypoventilation; temporarily ameliorated by tonsillectomy, CPS is more central in the nervous system, possibly arising in the reticular activating system Management Weight loss, TCAs. See Pickwick syndrome. , Sleep apnea syndrome, Tricyclic antidepressants. Cf Pink puffer.
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