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Volume 36 - Number 2
March/April 2010

Evaluation and Management of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infants
Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulos
John S. Koliopoulos

Apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs) are frightening to caregivers and clinicians alike. This article provides a comprehensive review of the causes, management, and consequences of ALTEs. The information provided was collected from an extensive literature review using the search terms ALTE, sudden infant death syndrome, and apnea. There is a wide array of contributing factors to ALTE syndrome and sequalae for both infants and caregivers of infants experiencing an ALTE.