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Snurgle

Aka: Snurgle, Stertor
  1. See Also
    1. Noisy Breathing
    2. Wheezing
    3. Stridor
  2. Definition
    1. Stertor
      1. Sonorous snoring sound
      2. Obstruction (typically with mucous) of the nasopharynx or oropharynx
  3. Epidemiology
    1. Onset between ages 4 to 8 weeks old
    2. Resolves spontaneously shortly after onset
  4. Mechanism
    1. Sound produced on inhalation via loose pharyngeal mucus
    2. Occurs when mucus producing glands increase output
  5. Accentuating factors
    1. High arch Palate
    2. Small nasal passage
  6. Differential Diagnosis: Snuffling with Common Cold
    1. Infant with Snurgles sleeps well in any position
    2. Infant with Snurgles breaths easily with mouth closed
  7. Sound files
    1. LungSnurgles.wav

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