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Sleep Disorders: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Sleep Disorders |

Novel Case of Narcolepsy and Multifactorial Genetic Disturbances

Kawanjit Sekhon, MD; Faraz Jaffer, MD; Safal Shetty, MD; Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
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Department of Internal Medicine, Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1290A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1404
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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.

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