Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the link with channelopathies

SIDS

This is a great review paper by Jon Skinner in New Zealand. He divides SIDS into 4 groups.

  1. Patients who had had SIDS completely unrelated to any genetic channelopathy. This is by far the most common group
  2. Patients who have genetic polymorphisms in SCN5A, that confers some predisposition
  3. Patients who actually have long QT syndrome
  4. Patients who have the most server forms of channelopathy, often dying in utero or soon after birth from ventricular fibrillation

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