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Persistence of breath-holding spells into late childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11575615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breath-holding spells commonly occur during infancy. The disorder represents a self-limited, benign phenomenon, and breathholding spells almost always resolve by school age. Their continuing occurrence beyond this age is exceedingly uncommon and may create diagnostic confusion. We recently encountered an 8-year-old boy who continues to experience breath-holding spells.
J S Goraya; V S Virdi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-28     Completed Date:  2002-02-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Crying / physiology*
Cyanosis / etiology*,  physiopathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Reflex, Oculocardiac / physiology*
Respiration Disorders / etiology*,  physiopathology
Unconsciousness / etiology*,  physiopathology

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