apparent life-threatening event

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apparent life-threatening event


A paediatric term of art for a broad range of presentations in infants that result in an episode which is frightening to the observer and characterised by a combination of:

Apnoea—central or obstructive

Colour change—cyanotic, pallid, or plethoric

Change in muscle tone—usually diminished but may be increased

• Choking or gagging


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