Affordable Access

SIDS: a pathophysiologic solution?

Authors
  • Lobban, C D R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Hypotheses
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2003
Volume
60
Issue
5
Pages
667–670
Identifiers
PMID: 12710901
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recent massive reductions in SIDS cases, world-wide, since the introduction of parental advice to sleep infants in the supine position, has the epidemiologic value of eliminating some hypotheses and strengthening others. A pathophysiologic cause of death now seems likely rather than a pathologic one. Without the characteristic morbidity consistent in disease, epidemiologically identified risk factors may assume primary importance. However, this hypothesis suggests that in addition to such risks, there may be an unrecognised pathologic condition in some infants which potentiates susceptibility.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times