Infantile sleep apnea
Infantile sleep apnea: Introduction
Infantile sleep apnea: Apnea of infancy occurs in children who are younger than 1 year old and who were born after a full-term pregnancy.
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causes, and treatments of Infantile sleep apnea is available below.
Symptoms of Infantile sleep apnea
- Longer total sleep time than normal
- More effort in breathing (flaring nostrils, heaving chests, sweating). The chest may have an inward motion during sleep.
- Failure to grow and gain weight
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Treatments for Infantile sleep apnea
- Infants with AOI can be observed at home with the help of a special monitor prescribed by a sleep specialist. This monitor records chest movements and heart rate and can relay the readings to a hospital apnea program or save them for future examination by a doctor. Parents and caregivers will be taught CPR before the child is sent home
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Causes of Infantile sleep apnea
- Following a complete medical evaluation, if a cause of apnea isn't found, it's often called apnea of infancy
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Infantile sleep apnea: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Infantile sleep apnea
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect)...read more »
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash...read more »
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
The typical symptoms...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis of migraine...read more »
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Infantile sleep apnea: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Pregnancy & Fertility Health Specialists:
- Baby & Newborn Health Specialists:
- Womens Health Specialists:
- Child Health Specialists (Pediatrics):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Infantile sleep apnea
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Infantile sleep apnea: Rare Types
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Infantile sleep apnea: Animations
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Prognosis for Infantile sleep apnea
Prognosis for Infantile sleep apnea:
AOI usually goes away on its own, but if it doesn't cause any significant problems (such as low blood oxygen), it may be considered part of the child's normal breathing pattern.
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Infantile sleep apnea: Broader Related Topics
Types of Infantile sleep apnea
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