Sudden Infant Death Syndrome leads all other kinds of death in wrenching infants from their parents. What constitutes a SIDS cause is still not very well understood. One study uncovered the cause in about 2% of SIDS deaths.
According to the study results, some children lack an enzyme necessary to use stored food energy – they lapse into a coma and die if they go too many hours without eating.
Scientists are working on a test for this disorder.