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    Importance of mitochondrial function in SIDS

    Dear Editor

    May I draw your readers attention to two statements concerning SIDS made in electonic letters published in the British Medical Journal.

    "The probability is that SIDS is caused by the occult presence of an impairment of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation either inherited from the mother or acquired in utero, during parturition and/or after birth. In which case its presence should be detect...

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