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Type: Journal article
Title: Issues in diagnosis following the sudden infant death syndrome intervention campaigns
Author: Byard, R.
Citation: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 1997; 33(6):467-468
Publisher: BLACKWELL SCIENCE
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 1034-4810
1440-1754
Abstract: The fall in numbers of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in recent years has resulted in questions being asked as to whether changes in the pathological assessment and diagnosis of such cases have influenced reported death rates. Specific concerns have been raised about possible changes in diagnostic criteria, differences in the evaluation of these infants and the possibility of changes in the pathological findings at autopsy. However, no major changes in either diagnostic criteria or in pathological features appear to have occurred, despite some changes in the epidemiological characteristics of cases.
Keywords: Humans; Sudden Infant Death; Autopsy; Mortality; Health Education; Infant
RMID: 0030006154
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1997.tb01649.x
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