Narcolepsy-cataplexy in children

Report of two cases

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Abstract

Narcolepsy is a disorder of the sleep-wake cycle with long-term sequale. It is under recognized in children. Two children with narcolepsy/ cataplexy are reported. Both were treated outside initially for epilepsy. Both are reasonably well on follow up. Narcolepsy and cataplexy is uncommon in children and should be considered when a child presents with typical history of excessive sleepiness, or odd features of epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Cataplexy
  • Children
  • Methylphenidate
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sodium oxybate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Narcolepsy-cataplexy in children : Report of two cases. / Koul, Roshan; Al-Othmani, Farhana Ishaq; Alfutaisi, Amna; Alabri, Mohammed; Alzakwani, Ibrahim.

In: Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2009, p. 389-391.

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