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.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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