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ALTE — Apparent Life-Threatening Event in children

Grzegorz Bujok
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0018
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Pubmed: 10388036
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(2):94-97.

open access

Vol 2, No 2 (2017)
REVIEW ARTICLE
Published online: 2017-05-24

Abstract

The data available in the literature associated with apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) in young children, a syndrome rarely diagnosed in Polish emergency departments, are discussed in this paper. The importance of properly conducted interviews, emotional aspects and their practical role in the early management of the case at the site of the event, proposed diagnostic criteria, as well as suggestions for the diagnostic process and decisions related to follow-up are presented.

Abstract

The data available in the literature associated with apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) in young children, a syndrome rarely diagnosed in Polish emergency departments, are discussed in this paper. The importance of properly conducted interviews, emotional aspects and their practical role in the early management of the case at the site of the event, proposed diagnostic criteria, as well as suggestions for the diagnostic process and decisions related to follow-up are presented.

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Keywords

children, life threatening, SIDS, respiration

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Title

ALTE — Apparent Life-Threatening Event in children

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 2, No 2 (2017)

Pages

94-97

Published online

2017-05-24

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0018

Pubmed

10388036

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(2):94-97.

Keywords

children
life threatening
SIDS
respiration

Authors

Grzegorz Bujok

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