Possible pathomechanisms of sudden infant death syndrome: key role of chronic hypoxia, infection/inflammation states, cytokine irregularities, and metabolic trauma in genetically predisposed infants.

@article{Prandota2004PossiblePO,
  title={Possible pathomechanisms of sudden infant death syndrome: key role of chronic hypoxia, infection/inflammation states, cytokine irregularities, and metabolic trauma in genetically predisposed infants.},
  author={Joseph Prandota},
  journal={American journal of therapeutics},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={517-46}
}
Chronic hypoxia, viral infections/bacterial toxins, inflammation states, biochemical disorders, and genetic abnormalities are the most likely trigger of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Autopsy studies have shown increased pulmonary density of macrophages and markedly more eosinophils in the lungs accompanied by increased T and B lymphocytes. The elevated levels of immunoglobulins, about 20% more muscle in the pulmonary arteries, increased airway smooth muscle cells, and increased fetal… CONTINUE READING
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