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Infection and food: a factor in sudden infant death syndrome?
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PMID:  15325399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite the identification of risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and decreased SIDS rates in many countries, there is still no coherent, widely accepted, mechanistic explanation for SIDS. As an extension of our work on the infectious aetiology of SIDS, we have explored the prediction that infectious agents might reach susceptible infants and babies, via particular sources of food. In this ecological study, we demonstrated significant correlations between SIDS rates and exposure to meat from some sources, and we propose that more detailed studies be carried out.
Jane L Pearce; Richard K J Luke; Karl A Bettelheim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS immunology and medical microbiology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0928-8244     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-24     Completed Date:  2004-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315554     Medline TA:  FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Infection / complications*
Risk Factors
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology,  etiology*

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