Delayed maturation of the vagus nerve in sudden infant death syndrome

@article{Becker1993DelayedMO,
  title={Delayed maturation of the vagus nerve in sudden infant death syndrome},
  author={Laurence Edward Becker and Weixian Zhang and Pedro M. Pereyra},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
  year={1993},
  volume={86},
  pages={617-622}
}
Abnormalities of the respiratory control system have been implicated in the cause of death in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The vagus nerve is a major component of the neural regulation of respiration. Ultrastructural quantitative morphometry of myelinated and unmyelinated fibers was performed on cervical vagus nerves taken from 30 SIDS victims and 29 age-matched controls between 1 and 9 months of age. In SIDS infants, more small and fewer large myelinated vagal fibers were found than in… CONTINUE READING