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Simultaneous sudden unexpected death in infancy of twins: case report.
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PMID:  20082088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Simultaneous sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in twins is an extremely rare event. Some believe these are natural deaths, whereas others suggest they are unnatural. We report monozygotic twins dying at 12 weeks of age. Extensive investigation concluded that the cause of death was natural. Our case fulfilled the criteria of simultaneous SIDS in twins. However, thermal stress due to excessive thermal insulation, use of a pillow and placing twins in the same cot all represent a potentially unsafe sleeping environment. We recommend the term "simultaneous sudden unexpected death in infancy of twins" to describe such cases.
Edwin A Mitchell; Dawn E Elder; Jane Zuccollo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-01-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1437-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1040, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Bedding and Linens
Diseases in Twins / pathology*
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Sudden Infant Death / pathology*

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