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 TOPIC OF THE ISSUE: CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79--81

Narcolepsy: A case from India with polysomnographic findings


1 Department of Psychiatry, Sleep Clinic, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Doiwala, Dehradun, India
2 Department of Neurology, Sleep Clinic, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Doiwala, Dehradun, India
3 Division of Sleep Medicine, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Gupta
Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Clinic, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Ram Nagar, Doiwala, Dehradun - 248140
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.93605

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Narcolepsy is a common sleep disorder with a prevalence of about 0.02%. However, it may remain largely unrecognized in the Indian population owing to the perceived low prevalence. To the best of our knowledge there is only one case of narcolepsy reported from India so far. We present a case of narcolepsy with cataplexy with classical clinical and polysomnographic findings of narcolepsy.






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