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Any relationship between sids and sleep apnea?

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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: SIDS and apnea

Babies with apnea of prematurity are at a slightly increased incidence of sids but there is no link between obstructive sleep apnea and sids.
The risk factors for sids do not overlap wth the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea.

In brief: SIDS and apnea

Babies with apnea of prematurity are at a slightly increased incidence of sids but there is no link between obstructive sleep apnea and sids.
The risk factors for sids do not overlap wth the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Thomas Stern
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Dr. James Donley
There are studies being persued to show if some cases of SIDS are due to obstructive sleep apnea. Some believe it to be so. There is no proof at this time
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