Hacia la Promoción de la Salud
Print version ISSN 0121-7577
OSORIO, José Henry. SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME. Hacia promoc. Salud [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.1, pp. 79-88. ISSN 0121-7577.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a complex, multifactorial disorder, the cause of which is still not fully understood. Recent advances in research related to molecular genetics and pathophysiology performed in victims of SIDS show that this, like all other human conditions in health and disease represents the confluence of specific environmental risk factors interacting in complex metabolic ways. The present review analyses the general conditions needed to understand this syndrome.
Keywords : Sudden infant death syndrome; SIDS; Metabolism; Risk factors.