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Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2001 Mar;22(1):33-7.

Simultaneous sudden infant death syndrome: a case report.

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Allegheny County Coroner's Office, Forensic Pathology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


The first reported case of simultaneous sudden infant death syndrome (SSIDS) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, occurred on February 27, 1998. Two-month-old black fraternal twin girls were both found dead in their crib at the same time. After an in-depth death scene investigation, police investigation, toxicologic analysis, and complete autopsies, a specific cause of death could not be identified. The deaths of the two girls were therefore ruled simultaneous sudden infant death syndrome.

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