Subtle autonomic and respiratory dysfunction in sudden infant death syndrome associated with serotonergic brainstem abnormalities: a case report.

@article{Kinney2005SubtleAA,
  title={Subtle autonomic and respiratory dysfunction in sudden infant death syndrome associated with serotonergic brainstem abnormalities: a case report.},
  author={Hannah C. Kinney and Michael M. Myers and Richard A. Belliveau and Leslie L Randall and Felicia L. Trachtenberg and Sherri Ten Fingers and Mitzi Youngman and Donald M Habbe and William P. Fifer},
  journal={Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={689-94}
}
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is characterized by a sleep-related death in a seemingly healthy infant. Previously, we reported abnormalities in the serotonergic (5-HT) system of the medulla in SIDS cases in 2 independent datasets, including in the Northern Plains American Indians. The medullary 5-HT system is composed of 5-HT neurons in the raphé, extra-raphé, and arcuate nucleus at the ventral surface. This system is thought to modulate respiratory and autonomic function, and thus… CONTINUE READING

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