Pediatrics – MA Center for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Patient Information – Learning About SIDS: FAQs
What Do We Know About SIDS?
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the term used to describe any sudden unexpected death of an infant whether explained or unexplained (SIDS). The distinction between SIDS and other SUIDs is challenging. A thorough case investigation, including autopsy, death scene investigation, review of infant’s medical history, is required. Death is quiet and silent; sleep related; infant found in all sleeping positions and in all locations.