Maternity Care: SIDS vs. SUID

Dr. Jaime Fernandez, Pediatric Neonatologist with Homestead Hospital, explains SIDS stands for sudden infant death syndrome: “What’s happened is the nomenclature has changed a little bit, in the sense that now we call it SUID, which is sudden unexpected infant death.”

He also says if you think about it as an umbrella, SUID is the umbrella that covers any kind of infant death, regardless if it’s from a metabolic reason, infectious reason, congenital abnormality, even accident and in criminal activity.

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