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Do we need a new definition for SIDS? : commentary on `Sudden unexpected death in infancy and the dilemma of defining the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome' by Henry Krous

By Peter Sidebotham


When faced with the multitude of definitions surrounding the infant who dies suddenly and unexpectedly, a paediatrician may feel as bewildered as Lewis Carroll’s Alice before her ovoid friend. In the accompanying discussion paper, Henry Krous, a well respected leader in the field of SIDS research presents a useful discussion of some of the issues raised by different definitions of SIDS

Topics: RJ
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Year: 2010
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