An infant with breathing difficulty at night requires a breathing difficulty evaluation, including a history and physical examination.
Unfortunately, there is no test that makes the diagnosis of SIDS. In addition, there are no tests that help predict which infants are at risk for SIDS.
Physical findings in an infant with breathing difficulty may include:
- Signs of severe difficulty breathing:
- Dry mucous membranes and skin, or other signs of dehydration
- Rapid pulse
- Rapid breathing
- Congestion in the chest:
- During examination with a stethoscope
Tests that may be used to evaluate breathing difficulty include:
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