pallid breath-holding spell

pallid breath-holding spell

behavior in which the child turns pale and falls limp, usually after a shock or surprise.
See also: breath-holding spell.
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Family pedigree analysis of childrenwith severe cyanotic and pallid breath-holding spells. J Pediatr 1997; 130(4); 647-51.
Prospective study of children with cyanotic and pallid breath-holding spells. Pediatrics 2001; 107(2); 265-9.
Pallid breath-holding spells; the child screams briefly, usually following minor injuries, seeing blood or drawing of blood and painful stimuli (falling, hitting the head).
* Cyanotic and pallid breath-holding spells. These are benign, involuntary phenomena that typically begin between the ages of 12 and 18 months and end before age 6 years.