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Age at death versus mortality for congenital anomalies and sudden infant death syndrome

Age at death in days versus mortality per 10,000 live births for congenital anomalies (open circles) and sudden infant death syndrome (closed circles). If sudden infant death syndrome were due to a prenatal origin, it would likely have a much higher early mortality, whereas sudden infant death syndrome mortality is low during the first month, peaking between 2 and 4 months. (Contributed by Drs. Philip Spiers and Warren Guntheroth.)

Associated Disorders

  • Autonomic dysregulation