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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (cont.)

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.

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