Question: What is an ALTE called now?

In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new clinical practice guideline that recommended the replacement of the term ALTE with a new term, brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE).

What is an example of Alte BRUE?

BRUE (brief, resolved, unexplained event) and ALTE (apparent life-threatening event) are not specific disorders but terms for a group of alarming symptoms that can occur in infants. They involve the sudden appearance of respiratory symptoms (eg, apnea), change in color or muscle tone, and/or altered responsiveness.

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.

What is another name for BRUE?

BRUE refers to brief events in infants, such as when a baby stops breathing for a few seconds, that are unexplained and rarely associated with underlying medical problems. The new term, BRUE, will replace apparent life-threatening event (ALTE).

Can you be life-threatening?

Something life-threatening is seriously dangerous, and it might even result in death. Things that are more likely to be life-threatening include cancer, bad head injuries, and run-ins with grizzly bears — they can indeed threaten your life.

Is Brue a name?

The name Brue is an anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic Brù which in turn comes from an Old Norse word which is believed to have meant bridge; this reflects the centuries of Norsemen occupation and settlement in the Outer Hebrides.

Which is not a life threatening injury?

Non-life threatening injuries include, but are not limited to: Allergic reactions. Minor aches and pains. Sprains.

What is the life threatening condition?

A condition for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail. A life-threatening condition is usually of short duration with an acute or unexpected onset and may or may not occur in the context of a preexisting life-limiting condition.

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