The sudden infant death syndrome: pathologic findings

Clin Perinatol. 1992 Dec;19(4):701-16.


The last decade has witnessed a remarkable evolution in fundamental concepts regarding SIDS. It begins to appear now that the phenomenon is more likely the remote consequence of a subtle, physiologic birth defect than a single catastrophic incident. One can only hope that the next 10 years will continue to shed more light on this gradually resolving mystery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy
  • Central Nervous System / pathology
  • Child Abuse / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Risk Factors
  • Sudden Infant Death / diagnosis
  • Sudden Infant Death / etiology
  • Sudden Infant Death / pathology*