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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Amanda | 2007/03/19

Q.

Stop Breething

Premature baby 35 weeks, spend 11 days in ICU, is now 1month 19 days, and still at times look like he stop to breath, and after a few seconds then start again, is this normal?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not normal.It is called apnoea and it happens in premature infants. It can be treated using a medicine called theophylline. It is essential to see your paediatrician ASAP about this problem!

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