Question: What does the term ALTE stand for?

An apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) is defined as the combination of clinical presentations such as apnea, marked change in skin and muscle tone, gagging, or choking. It is a frightening event, and it predominantly occurs during infancy at a mean age of 1–3 months.

Is Alte a word?

-alte- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning other, different. This meaning is found in such words as: alter, alternate, alternative, alternator, altruism, altruist.

What causes Alte?

The causes of ALTE are categorized into problems that are: gastrointestinal (50%), neurological (30%), respiratory (20%), cardiovascular (5%), metabolic and endocrine (2%–5%), or others such as child abuse. Up to 50% of ALTEs are idiopathic, where the cause cannot be diagnosed.

What causes SIDS?

While the cause of SIDS is unknown, many clinicians and researchers believe that SIDS is associated with problems in the ability of the baby to arouse from sleep, to detect low levels of oxygen, or a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood. When babies sleep face down, they may re-breathe exhaled carbon dioxide.

What is acute life-threatening event?

Introduction. An apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) is an acute, unexpected episode in an infant that is witnessed by and is frightening to a caregiver because of some combination of apnea, color change, change in muscle tone, choking, or gagging.

What did Brue used to be called?

Brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE), previously apparent life-threatening event (ALTE), is a medical term in pediatrics that describes an event that occurs during infancy.

What is considered a life threatening event?

ALTE is defined as an episode that is frightening to the observer and that is characterized by some combination of apnea, color change, marked changes in muscle tone, choking or gasping, and an apparent need for resuscitation by vigorous stimulation or mouth-to-mouth ventilation.

What does Brue mean in French?

[bʀy ] feminine noun. daughter-in-law.

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