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What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is also known as 'cot death' and 'crib death'. SIDS is defined as any death of an infant under one year of age that cannot, after thorough investigation, be attributed to a known cause.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Sleep and newborn babies


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