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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.

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics

REFERENCE:

Carolan, Patrick. "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." eMedicine.com. Oct. 1, 2009. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004238-overview>.


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