near miss sudden infant death syndrome

'near miss' sudden infant death syndrome

A prolonged, usually nocturnal apneic period in children, in whom the non-fatal outcome of apnea is attributed to continuous monitoring; 'near-miss' SIDS children may have enlarged adenoids or nasopharyngitis which responds to adenoidectomy. See SIDS.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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