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Life Threatening? No
Write-up: The reporter received a telephone call from a medical examiner who indicated that on 4/9/00, the pt died of a presumed SIDS. History that the medical examiner obtained from the mother indicated that she and the baby had gone to bed about 3:00am which was not unusual for the baby. The mother slept in the bed with the baby until about 2:00pm when mom awoke. She found the baby dead. The baby was sleeping on his tummy, which has been her practice, as she indicated to the medical examiner that the baby seemed to sleep better and longer and fussed less when he slept on his tummy. In addition, the medical examiner notes that this was a soft bed with a depression in the middle with quite a bit of bed clothes etc, including an electric blanket. He indicates that the entire family were heavy smokers. Medical examiner did not see any evidence of foul play. He is signing this out as a SIDS.
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