Narcolepsy onset is seasonal and increased following the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in China.

@article{Han2011NarcolepsyOI,
  title={Narcolepsy onset is seasonal and increased following the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in China.},
  author={Fang Han and Ling Lin and Simon C. Warby and Juliette Faraco and Jing Li and Song X. Dong and Pei An and Long Zhao and Ling Hang Wang and Q. Y. Li and Han Yan and Zhan Cheng Gao and Yuan Yuan and Kingman P Strohl and Emmanuel Mignot},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={410-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Narcolepsy is caused by the loss of hypocretin/orexin neurons in the hypothalamus, which is likely the result of an autoimmune process. Recently, concern has been raised over reports of narcolepsy in northern Europe following H1N1 vaccination. METHODS The study is a retrospective analysis of narcolepsy onset in subjects diagnosed in Beijing, China (1998-2010). Self-reported month and year of onset were collected from 629 patients (86% children). Graphical presentation… CONTINUE READING
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