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Can somebody help me in finding the differential diagnosis of sids?
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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: SIDS
Sids is sort of a diagnosis of exclusion -- when no other cause of death is found at autopsy.
Sometimes the infant has died because of suffocation when bed-sharing with an adult and sometimes it is found that the infant had an undiagnosed cardiac defect or had an infection. Sids is most common betweeen 2-4 mo of age, winter season, and the infant may have had symtoms of a mild respiratory illnes.

In brief: SIDS
Sids is sort of a diagnosis of exclusion -- when no other cause of death is found at autopsy.
Sometimes the infant has died because of suffocation when bed-sharing with an adult and sometimes it is found that the infant had an undiagnosed cardiac defect or had an infection. Sids is most common betweeen 2-4 mo of age, winter season, and the infant may have had symtoms of a mild respiratory illnes.
Dr. Donna Wilkins
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