Diaphragmatic muscle fibre necrosis in SIDS.

  • J Kariks
  • Published 1989 in Forensic science international


Observations of acute muscle fibre necrosis, as seen in 242 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases is described. The lesion is a focal acute anoxic muscle fibre coagulative necrosis in some cases followed by myocytolysis, central vacuolation, macrophage and phagocytic cell infiltrate, stromal condensation and scarring. 


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