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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0038644

NCI Thesaurus Code: C85173  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: Unexpected death in infancy which remains unexplained following autopsy, review of the medical history, and investigation of the death circumstances and death scene.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than one year old. Some people call SIDS "crib death" because many babies who die of SIDS are found in their cribs.

SIDS is the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year old. Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are between two months and four months old. Premature babies, boys, African Americans, and American Indian/Alaska Native infants have a higher risk of SIDS.

Although health care professionals don't know what causes SIDS, they do know ways to reduce the risk. These include

  • Placing babies on their backs to sleep, even for short naps. "Tummy time" is for when babies are awake and someone is watching
  • Using a firm sleep surface, such as a crib mattress covered with a fitted sheet
  • Keeping soft objects and loose bedding away from sleep area
  • Making sure babies don't get too hot. Keep the room at a comfortable temperature for an adult.
  • Don't smoke during pregnancy or allow anyone to smoke near your baby

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NCI-GLOSS Definition: The sudden and unexpected death of a healthy child who is younger than one year old, usually during sleep. The cause of SIDS is not known.

NICHD Definition: The unexpected death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history.

CSP Definition: sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant, typically occurring between 3 weeks and 5 months of age, most infants dying at night, and not explained by postmortem data.

MSH Definition: The abrupt and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant under one year of age, remaining unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history. (Pediatr Pathol 1991 Sep-Oct;11(5):677-84)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Cot Deaths
COT death
crib death
DEATH INFANT SUDDEN
DEATH SUDDEN INFANT
Death, Cot
Death, Crib
Death, Sudden Infant
INFANT DEATH SUDDEN
Infant Death, Sudden
SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome)
SIDS - Sudden infant death syndrome
SIDS
SID
Sudden death of nonspecific cause in infancy
Sudden Infant Death [Disease/Finding]
Sudden infant death syndrome (finding)
Sudden infant death syndrome (R95)
sudden infant death syndrome
Sudden infant death synd
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH
Unexpected sudden death of infant

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C85173 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AQL BL CF CL DI EH EP ET GE IM PA PC MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000017005 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XM09S SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 10/18/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DATE_CREATED 2013-01-09T00:04:00 GARD
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED 2013-01-09T00:04:00 GARD
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0635-4620 CSP
DISEASE_IDENTIFIER_ID 5772 GARD
DX 19750901 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
GENELOCUS ,3,p,2,1, OMIM
GENESYMBOL CDCD2 OMIM
GENESYMBOL CMD1E OMIM
GENESYMBOL HB1 OMIM
GENESYMBOL LQT3 OMIM
GENESYMBOL SCN5A OMIM
GENESYMBOL SSS1 OMIM
GENESYMBOL VF1 OMIM
HAS_GARD_PAGE true GARD
HN 75; SID was see SUDDEN INFANT DEATH 1993 MSH
HN ETOH descriptor 2000. AOD
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Cot death; Crib death; Sudden death of nonspecific cause in infancy ICD9CM
IDENTIFIER_TYPE_ID 1 GARD
IS_ACTIVE true GARD
IS_RARE true GARD
IS_SPANISH false GARD
MDA 19741111 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION The abrupt and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant under one year of age, remaining unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history. (Pediatr Pathol 1991 Sep-Oct;11(5):677-84) NDFRT
MESH_DUI D013398 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Sudden Infant Death NDFRT
MESH_UI M0020725 NDFRT
MIMTYPE 3 OMIM
MIMTYPEMEANING Phenotype description, molecular basis known. OMIM
MIMTYPEVALUE pound OMIM
MMR 20140616 MSH
MN C23.550.260.322.625 MSH
MN C23.550.260.657.500 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/suddeninfantdeathsyndrome.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/suddeninfantdeathsyndrome.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Child Health and Human Development http://www.nichd.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Sudden Infant Death Syndrome NCI
NUI N0000002856 NDFRT
OL use SUDDEN INFANT DEATH to search SID 1993 MSH
PM 75; SID was see SUDDEN INFANT DEATH 1993 MSH
PRIMARY_PATH 10042440$10011907$10053172$10018065$Sudden infant death syndrome$Death and sudden death$Fatal outcomes$General disorders and administration site conditions MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10018065 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RARE_DISEASE_URL http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/7711/sudden-infant-death-syndrome/resources/1 GARD
RXAUI 3135960 RXNORM
RXAUI 3136200 RXNORM
RXAUI 3233794 RXNORM
RXAUI 3233795 RXNORM
RXAUI 3241251 RXNORM
RXAUI 3241252 RXNORM
RXAUI 3241253 RXNORM
RXAUI 6816952 RXNORM
RXCUI 1024067 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 14.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 14.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 2 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 51178009 NDFRT
SOS The cause is unknown, although it is most likely due to dysfunction of neural cardiovascular control mechanisms. AOD
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~R95.9 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF SUDDEN INFANT DEATH WITH DYSGENESIS OF TESTES SYNDROME CHOOSE Q55.29 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 711157000 | Sudden infant death with dysgenesis of testes syndrome | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~Q55.29 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~R99 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~ SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XM09S SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T000860653 MSH
TERMUI T039325 MSH
TERMUI T039326 MSH
TERMUI T039327 MSH
TERMUI T039328 MSH
TERMUI T039329 MSH
TERMUI T039330 MSH
TH NLM (1975) MSH
TH NLM (1993) MSH
TH NLM (1994) MSH
TH NLM (2015) MSH
TH OMIM (2013) MSH
TH ORD (2010) MSH
TH POPLINE (1992) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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