Sudden infant death syndrome

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Sudden infant death syndrome Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a syndrome marked by the sudden death of an infant that is unexplained by the history and remains unexplained after autopsy and death scene investigation. SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion which should only be applied to an infant after autopsy, death scene investigation and detailed exploration of their past medical history. Risk Factors The exact cause of SIDS is unknown. Although studies have identified risk factors for SIDS, such as putting infants to bed on their stomachs, there has been little understanding of the syndrome's biological cause or potential causes. The frequency of SIDS appears to be a strong function of the infant's sex, age and ethnicity, and the education and socio-economic-status of the infant's parents. Major risk factors include:- Sleeping position o Infants should be placed on their backs to sleep from the very beginning; side sleeping or sleeping prone is not as safe. Research shows that infants who sleep prone are 9 times
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