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What is the chance of having consecutive children succumb to sids?

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In brief: 5- 6 folds incresed

Siblings of sids victims have a 5-to-6-fold increased risk of dying of sids.
Twin siblings have a two-fold increased risk of sids. However, the risk that a second child will die as a result of sids remains <1% for most families. You could get more info from the links: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids-beyond-the-basics http://sids-network.Org/experts/subch1.H.

In brief: 5- 6 folds incresed

Siblings of sids victims have a 5-to-6-fold increased risk of dying of sids.
Twin siblings have a two-fold increased risk of sids. However, the risk that a second child will die as a result of sids remains <1% for most families. You could get more info from the links: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids-beyond-the-basics http://sids-network.Org/experts/subch1.H.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Extremely low

The studies on this are limited but if anything it seems as though the chances of a second child succumbing to sids appears to be lower than the general risk.

In brief: Extremely low

The studies on this are limited but if anything it seems as though the chances of a second child succumbing to sids appears to be lower than the general risk.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Although once thought to have a genetic link,the early cited cases were found to be the result of serial homicide.
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