Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

  • Medical Author: Patrick L. Carolan, MD
  • Medical Editor: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP
    David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

    David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

    Dr. Perlstein received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati and then completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at The New York Hospital, Cornell medical Center in New York City. After serving an additional year as Chief Pediatric Resident, he worked as a private practitioner and then was appointed Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

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Where can people get more information about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

"Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)," U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics

Medically reviewed by Douglas Barton, MD; Board Certified Pediatrics

REFERENCE:

Carolan, Patrick. "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." eMedicine.com. Oct. 1, 2009. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004238-overview>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/9/2015

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