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Basement-membrane thickening of the vocal cords in sudden infant death syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2030627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sudden infant death syndrome remains the leading cause of death in infants between the ages of 1 month and 1 year. Diagnosis at autopsy is usually reached by process of elimination, as no obvious cause of death is recognized. The larynges of 23 sudden infant death syndrome victims, as well as 6 infants and 3 fetuses who died of other known causes, were examined in this study. While thickening of the basement membrane of the vocal cords was apparent in all sudden infant death syndrome victims, no such finding was present in the larynges of infants and fetuses dying of other causes. Thus, it is suggested that basement-membrane thickening may serve as a diagnostic tool for identification of sudden infant death syndrome at autopsy.
A Shatz; J Hiss; B Arensburg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-19     Completed Date:  1991-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  484-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zamenhof Central Multispecialty Clinic, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Basement Membrane / pathology*
Epithelium / pathology
Larynx / pathology
Sudden Infant Death / pathology*
Vocal Cords / pathology*

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