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Deaths of infants on polystyrene-filled beanbags.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8870869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have reviewed 35 deaths of infants who were found face down on polystyrene-filled beanbags or their equivalents. Most of the deaths were recorded as sudden infant death syndrome. One-half of the children died before the age of 2 months. It is suggested that the bags played a major factor in the babies' deaths and are dangerous for young children. Mechanisms involved in the deaths of infants on beanbags may also be applicable to deaths of infants on other types of bedding.
E Gilbert-Barness; J L Emery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-08     Completed Date:  1997-01-08     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Home
Asphyxia / etiology*
Bedding and Linens / adverse effects*
Consumer Product Safety
Retrospective Studies
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*
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