Testing & Diagnosis for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Children

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Currently, there is no diagnostic test available for SIDS. A diagnosis of SIDS is reached only when the cause of death remains unexplained after a death scene investigation, an autopsy and a review of the clinical history. Similarly, there is currently no way to predict babies that are at risk of SIDS.

 How Children's approaches prematurity in babies

Our multi–disciplinary team includes pediatricians, neonatologists, pediatric psychologists, physical therapists, social workers and if needed, pediatric neurologists. At each visit, we evaluate your infant's development and recommend ways to manage any health or developmental problems that may arise. We also coordinate referrals to other medical specialties such as Audiology, Feeding and Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Occupational Therapy, Pulmonary and Speech and Language for evaluations as needed.

Boston Children’s is so much more than a hospital—it’s a community of researchers, clinicians, administrators, support staff, innovators, teachers, patients and families, all working together to make the impossible possible. ”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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