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Hypocretin Deficiency Develops During Onset of Human Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

Savvidou, Andri; Knudsen, Stine; Olsson-Engman, Mia; Gammeltoft, Steen; Jennum, Poul and Palm, Lars LU (2013) In Sleep 36(1). p.147-148
Abstract
Study Objectives: Although hypothesized through animal studies, a temporal and causal association between hypocretin deficiency and the onset of narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) has never been proven in humans. Setting: Paediatric Department, Blekinge Hospital, Sweden, and Danish Center for Sleep Medicine, Glostrup Hospital, Denmark. Patient and Results: Two weeks after his second Pandemrix-vaccination, a 10 year old HLA-DQB1*0602-positive boy developed NC. The CSF hypocretin-1 level was 10 pg/ml. However, CSF saved from a pre-narcolepsy episode of Lyme disease revealed a normal hypocretin-1 level (318 pg/ml). Conclusions: We confirm that hypocretin deficiency develops in parallel to the onset of human narcolepsy with cataplexy.
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keywords
H1N1, hypocretin deficiency, narcolepsy
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Sleep
volume
36
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1
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147 - 148
publisher
Asoociated Professional Sleep Societies
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  • wos:000313001200020
  • scopus:84871891987
ISSN
0161-8105
DOI
10.5665/sleep.2320
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English
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00c16043-b257-4062-b10c-bd14102bdccb (old id 3481361)
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  abstract     = {Study Objectives: Although hypothesized through animal studies, a temporal and causal association between hypocretin deficiency and the onset of narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) has never been proven in humans. Setting: Paediatric Department, Blekinge Hospital, Sweden, and Danish Center for Sleep Medicine, Glostrup Hospital, Denmark. Patient and Results: Two weeks after his second Pandemrix-vaccination, a 10 year old HLA-DQB1*0602-positive boy developed NC. The CSF hypocretin-1 level was 10 pg/ml. However, CSF saved from a pre-narcolepsy episode of Lyme disease revealed a normal hypocretin-1 level (318 pg/ml). Conclusions: We confirm that hypocretin deficiency develops in parallel to the onset of human narcolepsy with cataplexy.},
  author       = {Savvidou, Andri and Knudsen, Stine and Olsson-Engman, Mia and Gammeltoft, Steen and Jennum, Poul and Palm, Lars},
  issn         = {0161-8105},
  keyword      = {H1N1,hypocretin deficiency,narcolepsy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {147--148},
  publisher    = {Asoociated Professional Sleep Societies},
  series       = {Sleep},
  title        = {Hypocretin Deficiency Develops During Onset of Human Narcolepsy with Cataplexy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5665/sleep.2320},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2013},
}