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India: Syndrome is overshadowed by infections

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:9
  1. Meenal Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    With infections still the prime killer of infants in India, paediatricians do not consider the sudden infant death syndrome to be a major health issue. Doctors do believe, however, that cases of unexplained infant death might have been confirmed as having been due to the syndrome had adequate investigations been possible. “It appears to exist in India only through anecdotal …

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