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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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BARBOZA QUIROS, Martín. Síndrome de muerte súbita del lactante: revisión del tema desde una perspectiva médico forense. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.2, pp.86-92. ISSN 2215-5287.

Sudden infant death syndrome is undoubtedly one of the most mysterious disorders in the history of medicine. Even today we don`t have a convincing scientific theory to explain these infant deaths. From a forensic point of view, it is very important for the forensic pathologist to have a clear knowledge of how to manage these type of cases and how to differentiate it from other entities, including child abuse, because it will be him, as an expert, who will ultimately have the responsibility of giving the final diagnosis. Given the importance of this topic which has increase in recent years due to it´s legal implications, it is important to make a review of the most relevant aspects of the management of this syndrome.

Keywords : Sudden infant death syndrome; child abuse; sudden unexpected infant death.

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