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Tumors associated with sudden infant and childhood death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15803214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tumors are rare causes of sudden death in infancy and early childhood. The goals of this study were to determine the types and frequency of the tumors associated with sudden death occurring in cases between birth and age 3 years. The San Diego Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC) Research Project database and the literature were reviewed retrospectively. Sixty-eight cases, with the most (84%) affecting the heart and brain, were identified. Tumors are a rare but significant cause of sudden death in infancy and early childhood, and their diagnosis may have significant genetic implications for planning future pregnancies. The diagnosis of these lesions can be established only after thorough postmortem examination.
Henry F Krous; Amy E Chadwick; Hart Isaacs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2004-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1093-5266     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Dev. Pathol.     Publication Date:    2005 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-01     Completed Date:  2005-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809673     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dev Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Hospital and Health Center, 3020 Children's Way, MC5007, San Diego, CA 92123, USA.
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MeSH Terms
California / epidemiology
Cause of Death*
Child, Preschool
Databases, Bibliographic
Databases, Factual
Infant, Newborn
Neoplasms / complications*,  epidemiology,  pathology
Retrospective Studies
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology,  etiology*,  pathology

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