What is included in the clinical evaluation of a brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE) (apparent life-threatening event) (ALTE)?

Updated: Feb 28, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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The evaluation and disposition of an infant following a brief, resolved unexplained event (BRUE or ALTE) is directed by a thorough history of the event and a careful physical examination. In most cases, the infant is free of symptoms by the time medical evaluation occurs, allowing for a systematic approach to history-taking and physical examination.


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