A study of the diagnostic utility of HLA typing, CSF hypocretin-1 measurements, and MSLT testing for the diagnosis of narcolepsy in 163 Korean patients with unexplained excessive daytime sleepiness.

@article{Hong2006ASO,
  title={A study of the diagnostic utility of HLA typing, CSF hypocretin-1 measurements, and MSLT testing for the diagnosis of narcolepsy in 163 Korean patients with unexplained excessive daytime sleepiness.},
  author={S Hong and Ling Lin and Jong-Hyun Jeong and Y. K. Shin and Jin Hee Han and Ji-Hyun Lee and Sung-Pil Lee and Jing Zhang and Mali A Einen and Emmanuel Mignot},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1429-38}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To study DQB1*0602 status and hypocretin-1 levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a cohort of patients with hypersomnolence and to test International Classification of Sleep Disorders-2 (ICSD-2) criteria for hypersomnia of central origin. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PATIENTS AND SETTING One hundred sixty-three consecutive patients with unexplained sleepiness and 282 controls recruited at St. Vincent's Hospital, Korea. The gold standard for diagnosis was ICSD-2… CONTINUE READING

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