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Central serotonin pathways implicated in sudden infant deaths

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1013

The exact cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is unknown. But evidence is mounting that the defect lies somewhere within the serotonergic pathways of the medulla oblongata. The latest neurological study found clear and significant differences in serotonin neuropathology between …

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