European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 155, Issue 3, pp 165–167 | Cite as

Status thymico-lymphaticus, apnoea, and sudden infant death — lessons learned from the past?

  • C. F. Poets


Public Health Infant Death Sudden Infant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. F. Poets
    • 1
  1. 1.Kinderklinik der Medizinischen Hochschule Konstanty-Gutschow-StrasseHannoverGermany

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