Indian Journal of Medical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 148  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 748--751

A four year experience in narcolepsy from a sleep clinic at a tertiary care centre with a short review of contemporary Indian literature


Animesh Ray, Kewal Kanabar, Vishwanath Upadhyay, Surendra Kumar Sharma 
 Department of Internal Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Surendra Kumar Sharma
Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Jamia Hamdard Institute of Molecular Medicine, Hamdard University, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi 110 062
India

Narcolepsy is a common sleep disorder in Western countries but rarely reported from India. Here, we report a small case series of four narcolepsy patients seen over a four year period in the sleep clinic of a tertiary care hospital in north India. The diagnosis was established by clinical history and two or more sleep-onset rapid eye movements (SOREMs) on multiple sleep latency tests (MSLTs) following overnight polysomnography (PSG). The mean age of patients was 26.2±6.4 yr; one patient had associated cataplexy and another one had all four cardinal symptoms of narcolepsy. All these patients had a history of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). The mean body mass index was 24.2±4.7 kg/m[2]. The mean sleep latency during MSLT was 2.7±1.3 min, and the mean REM latency was 5.7±2.9 min. Narcolepsy, although rarely reported from India, should be suspected in young non-obese patients complaining of EDS and confirmed by performing MSLT following overnight PSG.


How to cite this article:
Ray A, Kanabar K, Upadhyay V, Sharma SK. A four year experience in narcolepsy from a sleep clinic at a tertiary care centre with a short review of contemporary Indian literature.Indian J Med Res 2018;148:748-751


How to cite this URL:
Ray A, Kanabar K, Upadhyay V, Sharma SK. A four year experience in narcolepsy from a sleep clinic at a tertiary care centre with a short review of contemporary Indian literature. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];148:748-751
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