Table 1: Checklist of Antemortem and Postmortem Signs and Symptoms

To determine if it is a potentially infectious death, use this checklist as a guide.

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  1. Fever
  2. Acute encephalopathy or new onset seizures
  3. Acute flaccid paralysis or polyneuropathy
  4. New-onset jaundice
  5. Acute diarrhea
  6. New rash or soft tissue lesion
  7. Unexplained death
    • Death of an individual <50 years of age where:
      • the past medical history, circumstances, and scene investigation provide inadequate diagnostic insight to establish the cause of death, and
      • investigators have been unable to identify one of the signs/symptoms listed above in the absence of a specific etiology. 
    • This category includes infants with a SIDS-like presentation.
  8. Other

 




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