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Acta Neurológica Colombiana

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Abstract

RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ, Sandra Milena et al. Characterization of ALTE in pediatric neurology. Hospital La Misericordia, Bogotá, Colombia, 2009-2013. Acta Neurol Colomb. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.4, pp.369-377. ISSN 0120-8748.

Introduction: ALTE is a condition that threatens the lives of infants; requires diagnosis and appropriate management to avoid complications and / or death. There are numerous causes among which are gastrointestinal, respiratory, and neurological and others. Being the third cause, neurological pathologies in most studies. Objective: To describe the characteristics of the population of patients admitted to Hospital de la Misericord HOMI Bogota, for ALTE and were valued by the specialty of pediatric neurology in the period 2009-2013. Materials and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted, with a population of 107 patients with a diagnosis of ALTE; sociodemographic data, characteristics, causes and treatments of ALTE were determined. SPSS 22 software was used. Results: The etiology of neurological ALTE corresponded to 16.8%, corresponding to seizures, respiratory disorders of central origin and CNS bleeds. Ranking as third in etiology below gastrointestinal and respiratory causes. Conclusion: It is important to define the diagnosis and treatment of patients with ALTE, as there is a high risk of morbidity and mortality associated. Factors not only neurological and gastrointestinal or respiratory, to help define the etiology and avoid complications should be evaluated.

Keywords : Apnea; death sudden; gastrointestinal diseases; infantile apparent life-threatening event; nervous system diseases; respiration disorders; seizures.

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