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How does choanal atresia affect the body?

Choanal atresia makes it difficult to breathe through the nose. This is because the nasal passages are blocked. This condition causes oxygen deprivation and a bluish discoloration in infants, as they, by instinct, typically breathe through their noses after birth.

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