Investigation of sudden infant deaths

Pediatrician. 1988;15(4):191-7.


The diagnosis of SIDS depends on an analysis of information derived from two primary sources: the scene investigation and the autopsy examination. This paper identifies those details that an observer should look for and consider in completing a report of the circumstances of the death.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cause of Death*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infanticide
  • Postmortem Changes
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Environment
  • Sudden Infant Death / pathology*