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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 180-181

An unusual case of apparent life-threatening event

Department of Pediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Prita Trehan
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 076
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_44_19

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Apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) occurs in 0.5–10/1000 live births. ALTEs are defined as episodes characterized by a combination of apnea, color change, altered muscle tone, choking, and gasping. All are very frightening to the observer. The most common ALTE etiologies are gastroesophageal reflux disease, epilepsy, and respiratory tract infections, which make up 50% of all ALTE cases.

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