Risk of SIDS among siblings of children who died of SIDS

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About The Study: In this study of more than 2.6 million births in Denmark between 1978 and 2016, a higher rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) was observed among siblings of children who died of SIDS compared with the general population. Shared genetic and/or environmental factors may contribute to the observed clustering of SIDS. The family history of SIDS should be considered when assessing SIDS risk in clinical settings.

Authors: Charlotte Glinge, M.D., Ph.D., of Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.52724)

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