Gelastic syncope: an unusual condition.

  title={Gelastic syncope: an unusual condition.},
  author={Shreedevi B. Patel and Hemant Parmar and Ajay Madhukar Naik},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  volume={25 1},
Gelastic syncope or laughter-induced syncope is a rare disease often misdiagnosed as narcolepsy or cataplexy. We report a 54-year-old man with syncopal episodes. Each episode started after laughter, leading to light-headedness with blurring of vision and loss of consciousness for a few seconds. The episodes resolved spontaneously. The treatment of gelastic syncope is the same as that for neurally mediated syncope. 
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