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J Child Neurol. 2001 Sep;16(9):697-8.

Persistence of breath-holding spells into late childhood.

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Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India. goraya@glide.net.in

Abstract

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.

PMID:
11575615
DOI:
10.1177/088307380101600916
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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