An Unusual Cause of Sudden Death in an Infant

Forensic Science Newsletter: March 15, 2016

In the January issue of the Journal of Forensic Science an article was published entitled “A Case of Sudden Infant Death Due to Incomplete Kawasaki Disease.”  The cause of death for this infant was acute myocardial infarction due to platelet aggregated emboli, soon after discharge from the hospital, where he had been treated for fever and suppuration at the Bacille de Calmette et Guerin (BCG) vaccination site.

Following a review of this article there are a number of key points which need to be understood in either Kawasaki Disease or Incomplete Kawasaki Disease.

Forensic Science Newsletter March 2016

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