Familial aspects of narcolepsy-cataplexy in the Czech Republic.

@article{Nevmalov1997FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aspects of narcolepsy-cataplexy in the Czech Republic.},
  author={Soňa Nev{\vs}{\'i}malov{\'a} and Emmanuel Mignot and Karel {\vS}onka and J Arrigoni},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={
          1021-6
        }
}
A group of 153 probands with narcolepsy included 38 subjects (24.8%) with a familial incidence of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). In 15 cases (9.8%), at least one additional family member suffered from narcolepsy-cataplexy; only EDS was present in the remaining 23 cases (15.0%). One thousand eighty-two relatives were evaluated. The percentage of first degree relatives affected with narcolepsy-cataplexy was 2.28% (1.20% if only clinically confirmed cases were accounted); the adequate value… CONTINUE READING

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