A total of 235 cases of sudden unexpected death syndrome (SUDS) among apparently healthy male Thai migrant workers in Singapore were reported between 1982 and 1990.
Most of the deaths occurred during sleep and 13% were not sleep-related.
The median age at the time of death was 33 years and the median interval between arrival and death was 8 months.
These deaths occurred singly and sporadically throughout the year.
Post-mortem examination revealed few abnormal findings except for haemorrhagic congestion or oedema of the lungs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Singapour, Asie, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Travailleur étranger, Homme, Thailandais
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Singapore, Asia, Incidence, Epidemiology, Foreign worker, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0280391
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.