News in brief: SIDS recurrence overestimated

The recurrence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in a family is rare and has been overestimated, according to UK research. Researchers reviewed eight population-based studies on the relative risks of recurrence of SIDS and checked that all the diagnoses were accurate. The researchers concluded that data were not reliably collected and so the risk for recurrence had been overestimated (Arch Dis Child Online 2007).



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