Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI

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What management is available for the sleep apnea that can be caused by Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI?

If a person with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI has trouble breathing while sleeping, or sleep apnea, their doctor may want them to be monitored overnight for a sleep study. Surgical removal of the tonsils or adenoids may be recommended if they are blocking the airway. Breathing machines, such as CPAP and BiPAP machines, can be helpful in improving breathing during sleep as well. If breathing is seriously blocked, a hole into the airway from the front of the neck (also called a tracheotomy) may be recommended for a person with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI.

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