Table 1

Incidence of intrathoracic petechial haemorrhages in SIDS and comparison cases

No. SIDS cases

Frequency of petechiae

Non-SIDS comparisons

Reference


31

80%

absent or sparse in infant suffocation, CO asphyxia, drowning

Werne & Garrow [152]

12

100%

none

Handforth [153]

97

95%

rare in infanticide, accidents

Jacobsen and Voight [154]

80

79%

6 of 43 (14%)

Geertinger [155]

91

94%

10 of 31 (32%) in no case were they numerous

Cooke&Welsh [156]

162

68%

12 of 42 (29%)

Marshall [157]

109

87%

16 of 38 (42%)

Beckwith [158]

100

85%

none

Krous [68]

622

82%

39 of 65 (60%)

Valdes-Dapena et al. [159]

63

87%

13 of 33 (39%)#

Risse & Weiler [67]

174

62.7* to 89.55%#

18 of 67 (26.8%)+ - 31 of 67 (47.7%)**

Goldwater [61]

311

70%#

42 of 80 (52.5%)#

Fracasso et al. [79]

250

91%

29 of 69 (42%)

Kleeman et al. [62]


* + % with petechiae present in all three organs; # ** % with petechiae present in/on thymus

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