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Sudden unexplained death in childhood (1–4 years) in Ireland: an epidemiological profile and comparison with SIDS
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    SIDS and Sudden Unexpected Death in Children (SUDC) are the same phenomenon

    McGarvey et al. have done a thorough job of exploring the differences between the sudden unexplained deaths in infants (SIDS < 1 year) and children (SUDC 1 - 4 years) in Ireland. However, they should have noted the following history of SIDS and that the one-year limit for SIDS is an administrative definition that is not based on any physiological phenomenon. Indeed, we have shown that these two phenomena (SIDS and SUDC...

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