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Type: Journal article
Title: Overlaying, accidental suffocation, and Sudden Infant Death
Author: Byard, R.
Hilton, J.
Citation: Journal of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Infant Mortality, 1997; 2(3):161-165
Publisher: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 1087-1306
Abstract: Sudden infant death due to accidental asphyxia from overlaying is a contentious issue complicated by a lack of useful autopsy markers. A case is presented of proposed overlaying in a 4-week-old boy to demonstrate problems that occur inestablishing the diagnosis. The value of death scene examination is stressed and the importance of establishing as accurate as possible a determination of the cause and manner of death is emphasized. Given the significant consequences to both individual parents, families, and communities of "non=SIDS" diagnosis, this is particularly important.
Keywords: accidental asphyxia; cosleeping; overlaying; SIDS
RMID: 0030001428
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