Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
McEntire, Betty American SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Institute, Marietta, Georgia.
Kelly, Dorothy Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, New Hampshire.
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The sudden and unexpected death of an infant less than one year of age whose death remains unexplained after a postmortem investigation, including an autopsy, death scene inspection, and a medical history. In a typical situation, a parent checks on a child who is thought to be sleeping only to find the infant has died.
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