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What is breath-holding?

A breath-holding spell is a transient episode where a toddler turns blue or pale, and appears to be holding their breath.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Childhood immunizations


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