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Apnea, Infantile

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Synonyms of Apnea, Infantile

  • Infantile Sleep Apnea

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Central Apnea
  • Diaphragmatic Apnea
  • Mixed Apnea
  • Obstructive Apnea
  • Upper Airway Apnea

General Discussion

Apnea is a term used to describe the temporary absence of spontaneous breathing. Infantile apnea occurs in children under the age of one year. Apnea may occur because of neurological impairment of the respiratory rhythm or obstruction of air flow through the air passages. The symptoms of infantile apnea include the stoppage of breathing during sleep, an abnormal bluish discoloration to the skin (cyanosis) and sometimes an unusually slow heartbeat (bradycardia). Infantile apnea may be related to some cases of sudden infant death syndrome. Episodes of apnea may decrease with age. However, several forms of adult sleep apnea also exist.

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