Current progress in understanding sudden infant death syndrome

Y. D. Heman-Ackah, F. L. Rimell

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Sudden infant death syndrome is the number one cause of postneonatal mortality today. The pathogenesis of the syndrome remains somewhat elusive although there are definable risk factors associated with the syndrome. In this article, we review the current literature describing the epidemiology, risk factors, theories, and progress in research investigating the pathogenesis of sudden infant death syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-327
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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