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CASE MEETS NICHD DEFINITION OF SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME | Print |

When the NICHD criteria for making a diagnosis of SIDS have been FULLY met (infant under 1 year of age, no cause of death determined after scene investigation, review of the clinical history, and complete autopsy), the following cause-of-death statement may be used:

Part I
A.  Consistent with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Due to, or as a consequence of:
B. 
Part II. OTHER SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS: Conditions contributing to death but not resulting in the underlying cause of death in Part I

In such cases, it would be appropriate to undertake SIDS counseling or referral procedures.

 
 

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