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Apparent life-threatening event

episode in an infant that involves some combination of gagging or choking, apnea, change in muscle tone & color change, and is frightening to observer

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Bronchiolitis

viral illness that results in inflammation and sloughing of the bronchiolar lining, which can lead to respiratory distress in the pediatric population

3

Cystic fibrosis

a genetic disease of the secretory glands that particularly affects the lungs, pancreas, and digestive tract

4

Febrile seizure

abnormal discharge of neurons in the brain that occurs in the pediatric population and is caused by a sudden increase in body temp. associated with infection

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Hydrocephalus

increase in CSF within the ventricles of the brain due to an imbalance between csf production and drainage or absorption

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Pediatric assessment trangle

scheme for forming a general impression of the level of distress in a child by evaluating the general appearance, work of breathing, and circulation to the skin

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Pertussis

respiratory infection that results in coughing fits that can interfere with breathing; whooping cough sound as pt tries to catch breath after coughing fit

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Respiratory syncytial virus

an infectious agent that causes bronchiolitis in the pediatric population

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Sudden infant death syndome

the unexpected, unexplained death of an infant younger than 12 months old