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asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th January, 2020

What are typical findings in a SIDS death?

Findings consistent with SIDS include the following: Serosanguineous watery, frothy, or mucoid discharge from mouth or nose. Reddish-blue mottling from postmortem lividity on the face and dependent portions of the body. Marks on pressure points of the body.

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Keeping this in view, are there warning signs of SIDS?

SIDS has no symptoms or warning signs. Babies who die of SIDS seem healthy before being put to bed. They show no signs of struggle and are often found in the same position as when they were placed in the bed.

Secondly, what happens during a SIDS death? Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child of less than one year of age. SIDS usually occurs during sleep. Typically death occurs between the hours of 00:00 and 09:00. There is usually no noise or evidence of struggle.

can an autopsy determine SIDS?

In most cases of sleep-related infant death, it is impossible to make a definitive classification of SIDS vs. accidental suffocation. Autopsy findings are similar and death scenes often reveal possible asphyxiating conditions, such as prone sleep or co-bedding, without clear evidence of airway obstruction.

What is the most common cause of SIDS?

overheating while sleeping. too soft a sleeping surface, with fluffy blankets or toys. mothers who smoke during pregnancy (three times more likely to have a baby with SIDS) exposure to passive smoke from smoking by mothers, fathers and others in the household (doubles a baby's risk of SIDS)

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