Table 1: Data from Platt et al [2].

CASESNumber of casesAge rangePostmortem interval
(mean)
CSF cell count per cubic mm, range
(mean)

SIDS265 weeks–5 months2–28 hours (16.1)37–3250 (647)
Hospital paediatric gp.241 day–16 years1.5–22 hours (10.58)0–593 (141)
Adults1430–74 years5–48 hours (15.14)1–108 (28)