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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby under 1 year of age. It is the major cause of death in babies from 1 month to 1 year of age. The death is sudden and unpredictable; in most cases, the baby seems healthy.

Death occurs quickly, usually during a sleep time.

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Causes of SIDS

Risk Factors for SIDS

Diagnosis for SIDS

Methods to Decrease the Risk of SIDS

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Last Updated: 09/2012