Tanvi H. Mukundan

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Apparent life-threatening event (ALTE)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know. An apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) was defined at a NIH Consensus Development Conference on Infantile Apnea and Home Monitoring in 1986. An ALTE is an episode that is frightening to the observer and that is characterized by some combination of apnea (central or occasionally obstructive), color change (usually…

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