How is sudden infant death disorder first identified?

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.

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What is sudden infant death syndrome? What r its causes n symptoms. How to prevent it?

Unexplained death . Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. Read more...
Unexplained. Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is the sudden death of an infant not predicted by medical history and remains unexplained despite full investigation. The highest risk is during sleep. No known cause. Risk may be lowered by putting the child to bed on his/her back, no loose bedding, avoiding exposure to tobacco smoke, sleeping away from caregiver on firm mattress and use of a pacifier. Read more...

What is sudden infant death syndrome sids?

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, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. Read more...

What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Unexplained death . Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. Read more...

At what age is sudden infant death syndrome sids most likely?

SIDS. The highest incidence is from 2 to 4 months of age and declines to virtually none after the first year of life. Remember always put the baby on its back to sleep. This also reduces the incidence. Read more...

What causes sudden infant death syndrome?

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 is link for some information about it: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002533/. Read more...

What are the causes of sudden infant death?

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 understand associations. Prematurity, poverty, smokers in household, multiple birth & the big one, sleeping on the belly, are all associated with higher risk. Read more...

I am looking for the sudden infant death website?

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/pmh0002533/. Read more...

Can the incidence of sudden infant death be reduced?

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 sids. Sleep them on their backs every time they sleep and do not smoke - not even if you go outside. The chemicals in smoke end up on your clothes and affect baby's breathing pattern. Also, sleeping in separate bed but in parent's room is safest! Read more...