An interesting article outlines a new approach to SUDP (beyond preventive measures in the child's sleep environment and detection of child abuse) which aims at understanding apparent biological vulnerabilities in a small child (<3 years of age) which may be lethal. These include abnormalities in the hippocampus, advances in the detection of epilepsy, the diagnosis of rare presentations of known diseases, newer approaches to the understanding of unknown mechanisms and genetic variances. Well worth reading for all pediatricians (Ed).
Published on: 08/03/2017
"SUDP is an inclusive term for sudden death in children that remain unexplained by standard autopsy and death scene investigation, and includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sudden unexpected infant death, sudden unexplained death in childhood and undetermined deaths".