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Sudden infant death syndrome

Similar term(s): crib death, cot death, SIDS.

Definition:

The diagnosis given for the sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after a complete investigation.

Because most cases of SIDS occur when a baby is sleeping in a crib, SIDS is also commonly known as crib death.

Most SIDS deaths occur when a baby is between 1 and 4 months of age.

Source: Women's Health Zone Glossary  

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Translation(s):

Deutsch: Plötzlicher Säuglingstod
Español: Síndrome de muerte súbita de lactante
Français: Mort subite du nourrisson

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