Adhesins Of Staphylococcus Aureus that Bind Lewisa Antigen

Relationship to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • C. C. Blackwell
  • A. T. Saadi
  • S. D. Essery
  • M. W. Raza
  • A. A. Zorgani
  • O. R. Elahmer
  • A. H. Alkout
  • V. S. James
  • D. A. C. MacKenzie
  • D. M. Weir
  • A. Busuttil
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 408)


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as “the sudden death of any infant or young child which is unexpected by history, and in which a thorough postmortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause of death” [Beckwith, 1969]. Since 1990, there has been a steady reduction in the numbers of SIDS in Britain [Court, 1995; Scottish Cot Death Trust, personal communication]; however, SIDS is still the major cause of post perinatal mortality during the first year of life. Petechiae in the lungs and thymus, liquid heart blood and empty bladder are common findings at autopsy [Berry, 1992]. While there is little evidence that could explain why the infant died, there are common findings that suggest immune or inflammatory reactions have been elicited before death(Table 1).


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Case Toxigenic Strain Buccal Epithelial Cell Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin Binding Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Blackwell
    • 1
  • A. T. Saadi
    • 1
  • S. D. Essery
    • 1
  • M. W. Raza
    • 1
  • A. A. Zorgani
    • 1
  • O. R. Elahmer
    • 1
  • A. H. Alkout
    • 1
  • V. S. James
    • 1
  • D. A. C. MacKenzie
    • 1
  • D. M. Weir
    • 1
  • A. Busuttil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology and Forensic Medicine UnitUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

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