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Apparent Life-Threatening Event

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(ALTE)

 

Causes

The cause of ALTE is not always clear. Some likely causes of ALTE may include:
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

American Academy of Pediatricians
http://www.healthychildren.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Paediatric Society
http://www.cps.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


ALTE—Apparent life-threatening event. Auckland District Health Board website. Available at: http://www.adhb.govt.nz/starshipclinicalguidelines/ALTE%20Apparent%20Life%20Threatening%20Event.htm. Updated April 2012. Accessed November 1, 2013.


Apparent life-threatening event. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 19, 2013. Accessed November 1, 2013.


Apparent life threatening event ALTE. The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne website. Available at: http://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide/guideline%5Findex/Apparent%5FLife%5FThreatening%5FEvent%5FALTE/. Accessed November 1, 2013.


Clinical practice guideline: apparent life threatening event (ALTE). Prince Margaret Hospital website. Available at: http://www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au/development/manuals/clinical%5Fpractice%5Fguidelines/documents/alte%5Fcpg.pdf. Updated January 2009. Accessed November 1, 2013.


Hall K, Zalman B. Evaluation and management of apparent life-threatening events in children. AM Fam Physician. 2005 June 15;71(12):2301-2308.

 

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