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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 16. No. 2, 2011

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2011;16:131-138

Original Article

Paediatric Narcolepsy: A Rare and Easily Forgotten Diagnosis

MM Yau, C de Sousa


Paediatric narcolepsy is a rare entity and remains under-diagnosed in many situations. This study presents the demographic and clinical features and laboratory findings of children diagnosed with narcolepsy in our hospital. It discusses the approach to investigating and managing these children. It is important that clinicians should be more aware of this condition, as without a diagnosis children may receive incorrect treatments or no treatment at all, for what after all is a potentially treatable condition.

Keyword : Cataplexy; Paediatric; Multiple sleep latency test; Narcolepsy

Abstract in Chinese


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