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Laryngomalacia is the most common congenital laryngeal anomaly and the most frequent cause of stridor in infants and children. Symptoms usually appear within the first 2 weeks of life. Its severity increases up to 6 months. 15-60% of infants with laryngomalacia have synchronous airway anomalies.
Condition or disease
The most common health complications associated with laryngomalacia were: 1. Gastroesophageal reflux which was presented by arching, choking, gagging, feeding aversion and continuous crying 2. Frequent unilateral eye infections 3. Repeated choking, frequent vomiting and poor weight gain 4. Repeated upper respiratory tract infections (viral and bacterial), coughing and cyanosis 5. Repeated secretory otitis media 6. Aspiration pneumonia
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500 full term babies ≥ 37 weeks of both sexes were delivered by different modes of delivery, with birth weights of ≥ 2.5 kg, with no history of natal complications and from the same community.
Mothers of these babies are from different socioeconomic standards with different educational levels.