Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (cont.)
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Losing a child is a unique crisis for any family, especially when the child has died suddenly, unexpectedly, and for no apparent reason.
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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the sudden death of an infant younger than 1 year that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including the performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the scene of death, and review of the clinical history.