What is SIDS? what are the risk factors? what characteristics are similar when finding infant?
Sudden infant death syndrome, the sudden death of an infant under 1 that remains unexplained after complete postmartum exam, including an investigation of the scene and review of hx; it is the 3rd leading cause of death in infants from birth - 12 months and the leadig cause of death from 1-12months
frequently between 2-3months, lbw, winter, male, low socioeconomic, mothers <20, mothers smoke, not firstborn, sleeping in prone position
infant is disheveled in bed, blankets over head or huddled in corner, mouth with frothy blood tinged fluid, infant lying face down, diaper full of urine and stool, hands may be clutching sheet, autopsy ay reveal mild resp distress