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How is sudden infant death disorder first identified?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: 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 males and it is unusual after about 6 months.
The gross autopsy does not identify the cause but there are microscopic changes in the brainstem where automatic breathing and heart control mechanisms exist.

In brief: 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 males and it is unusual after about 6 months.
The gross autopsy does not identify the cause but there are microscopic changes in the brainstem where automatic breathing and heart control mechanisms exist.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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