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Clinical Features of Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS, Pickwickian Syndrome)

Purpose:

To determine if a patient has the obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS).

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

E66.2

Description:

The Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) may occur in severely obese patients. It may be related to the increased work of breathing associated with displacing a large mass of fat.

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