Infection and sudden unexpected death in infancy: a systematic retrospective case review

  title={Infection and sudden unexpected death in infancy: a systematic retrospective case review},
  author={M. Weber and N. Klein and J. Hartley and PE Lock and N. Sebire},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • M. Weber, N. Klein, +2 authors N. Sebire
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND The cause and mechanism of most cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) remain unknown, despite specialist autopsy examination. We reviewed autopsy results to determine whether infection was a cause of SUDI. METHODS We did a systematic retrospective case review of autopsies, done at one specialist centre between 1996 and 2005, of 546 infants (aged 7-365 days) who died suddenly and unexpectedly. Cases of SUDI were categorised as unexplained, explained with histological… CONTINUE READING
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