Apparent life threatening events (ALTE): diagnostic approach

Erick Manuel Toro-Monjaraz, Eduardo Cázares-Ramírez
2014 Acta Pediátrica de México  
Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTE) are a form of clinical presen- tation of various problems or diseases in children under one year of age. A frequency of 0.6/1000 newborns is estimated. In Mexico, there is no known incidence, systematic approach or guidelines for hospital discharge, so we performed a literature review. Its etiology may be gastrointestinal, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, endocrine or-idiopathic. The detailed history and physical examination provide an outline to
more » ... vide an outline to select the laboratory and imaging studies to perform.
doi:10.18233/apm35no4pp338-350 doaj:2a71ddbd5ff04f9b9b63047d17a0b384 fatcat:mtue7h3mbbb43nd4d3qsg2uyey