SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Sleep Disorders
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Narcolepsy, characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and dysregulation of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep has two recognized types. Narcolepsy type I is due to extensive loss of hypocretin-1 producing neurons in the hypothalamus and presence of cataplexy. Narcolepsy Type II patients have normal hypocretin-1 levels and no cataplexy. The underlying mechanism for type II narcolepsy is not well understood. We present a novel case of narcolepsy in a patient with multiple genetic disorders.