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Cause of sudden infant death

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unknown: Although researched for decades the actual cause eludes us. In theory something in the breathing center of babies brain may be vulnerable. At most we ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Possibly QT: Sids is really just a term that means we really don't know what happened to your baby. It is indeed plausible that long qtc could be a cause, but it ... Read More
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
YES: This is an ekg diagnosis and it means that there is an imbalance in the sympathetic (autonomic/automatic) innervation of the heart from the left stell... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Definitions matter: The full definition of the syndrome is sudden & unexplained infant death. If they were known to have prolonged QT it would not fit the definition.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Varioius reasons: Sids can be very devastating to a family, as you can imagine. Unfortunately, it is more of a symptom and does not tell you much about the cause. Here ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 36 years experience
CO2 retention: Although not accepted universally, the current theory regarding sids is the rebreathing of co2 which is normally exhaled with each breath by all human... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unknown: The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body br... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unexplained death : Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyph... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unexplained death <1: Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
See below: I'm not sure if you are wanting a specific website, but this one has lots of good information about sids: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes..Back & No Smoke: The studies clearly show there are things that can be done to reduce the incidence of sids. There are 2 essential things to reduce your baby's risk of... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Negative autopsy: Sids is presenty defined as (usually) nocturnal death in an infant between two months (approx) to 1 year. The peak period is 3-4 months, commoner in m... Read More

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