Run Time: 2 minutes
Author: Dr. Suzanne Chilton
- The American Academy of Pediatrics changed terminology for ALTE – Apparent Life Threatening Event in infants. The new term is BRUE – Brief Resolved Unexplained Event, which is much less scary. These children are also now divided into high and low risk categories.
- BRUE encompasses any event of cyanosis or pallor, decreased respiratory drive, and a change in tone or level of consciousness in any child less than one year of age.
- High risk BRUE has to meet the criteria of less than two months of age, less than 32 gestation, and lengthy or multiple episodes.
- Low risk BRUE has to meet the criteria of greater than two months of age, greater than 32 weeks of gestation, and only one episode.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/brue-in-infants/