Role of Virus-Induced Myocardial Affections in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Prospective Postmortem Study

@article{Dettmeyer2004RoleOV,
  title={Role of Virus-Induced Myocardial Affections in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Prospective Postmortem Study},
  author={Reinhard B. Dettmeyer and Anne Baasner and Marc Schlamann and Stephan A. Padosch and Claudia Christensen Haag and Reinhard Kandolf and Prof. Dr. med. B. Madea},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={947-952}
}
The cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is an unresolved problem of high relevance. Previous studies indicate a role of infections. In our prospective study, we investigated the frequency of virus-induced myocardial affections in SIDS. Postmortem samples from SIDS victims and control subjects were investigated prospectively. Pediatric cases of unnatural death served as controls. Samples were studied for enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parvovirus B19, and Epstein-Barr virus applying PCR… CONTINUE READING
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