Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (cont.)
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Clinical Features of SIDS
Sudden infant death syndrome remains an unpredictable, unpreventable, and largely inexplicable tragedy. The baby is seemingly healthy without any sign of distress or significant illness prior to the incident.
When to Seek Medical Care
Finding an infant pulseless and not breathing is an emergency. Call 911, and begin basic infant CPR.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014
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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.