cyanotic breath-holding spell

cyanotic breath-holding spell

stereotyped sequence seen in children responding to frustration or anger, with vigorous crying leading to subsequent apnea and cyanosis.
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Q My toddler had a cyanotic breath-holding spell after a fall where he struck his head on concrete from a height of about four to five feet.
Familial cyanotic breath-holding spells. J Paediatr Child Health 1992;28(3):254-6.
Cyanotic breath-holding spells; 65% of breath-holding spells are cyanotic.