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Apparent Life-Threatening Event

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


American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatricians



Canadian Paediatric Society

Health Canada



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Clinical practice guideline: apparent life threatening event (ALTE). Prince Margaret Hospital website. Available at: Updated January 2009. Accessed November 1, 2013.

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