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Is hypotonia life-threatening?

On its own, hypotonia itself usually isn't life-threatening. If hypotonia causes problems breathing due to a lack of muscle tone in the lungs and other muscles involved in breathing, there may be dangerous complications. Also, the underlying cause of the condition may be life-threatening if it's a severe neurological or muscle disorder. For the most part, however, hypotonia affects daily life but isn't life-threatening.

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