Sensory Nerve Conduction Velocity in Normal Children Below Five Years of Age

2020 International Journal of Physiology  
Peripheral nervous system development begins in prenatal period and continues after birth up to 5 years of age. As a result, Sensory nerve conduction velocity (SNCV) varies during first five years of life of children. Aims and Objectives: The purpose of this study is evaluation of the SNCV of median, ulnar and sural nerve during the first five years of life. Material and Method: SNCV of median, ulnar and sural nerves was measured antidromically in 104 normal under-five children. Statistical
more » ... ysis of the results was done using SPSS 17.0 software. Results: There was a progressive increase in SNCV of median, ulnar and sural nerves with age. SNCV of all three nerves showed significant positive correlation with age factor. Conclusion: There is significant increase in SNCV of median, ulnar, and sural nerves with age in under-five children. Therefore, age-specific reference values of SNCV for the different nerves in children below 5 years of age are important to evaluate nerve injury or maturational deficit.
doi:10.37506/ijop.v8i1.16 fatcat:xxmizlr5y5fazcbmdpavrfh7hi