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Can 14 mos old develop sleep apnea?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It would most commonly be from large adenoids maybe with large tonsils.
There are other causes also. This is not uncommon even in young children.

In brief: Yes

It would most commonly be from large adenoids maybe with large tonsils.
There are other causes also. This is not uncommon even in young children.
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Depends on what type

In children with loud snoring most always the cause is due to adenoids and tonsils.
However, occasionally children can also have central apneas where there is no struggle to breathe or associated snoring. It is as if they just forget to breathe. If you are observing abnormal sleep breathing, remember what you see and tell your pediatrician.

In brief: Depends on what type

In children with loud snoring most always the cause is due to adenoids and tonsils.
However, occasionally children can also have central apneas where there is no struggle to breathe or associated snoring. It is as if they just forget to breathe. If you are observing abnormal sleep breathing, remember what you see and tell your pediatrician.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes

Unlikely but it can happen.
At this age i'd be more concerned about a neurologic deficit causing central sleep apnea. If there is any concern, an overnight sleep study should be obtained.

In brief: Yes

Unlikely but it can happen.
At this age i'd be more concerned about a neurologic deficit causing central sleep apnea. If there is any concern, an overnight sleep study should be obtained.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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