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580 Possible Causes for Narcolepsy, Syncope

  • Acromegaly

    The present article reports the case of a 50-year-old male acromegalic patient who presented symptoms of syncope induced by ventricular tachycardia.[] Barnes AJ, Pallis C, Joplin GF (1979) Acromegaly and narcolepsy. Lancet 2: 332-333.[] Also, narcolepsy [ 21 ], cheyne stokes respiration in sleep [ 22 ] and restless leg syndrome [ 23 ] were reported in acromegaly patients.[]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    A 66-year-old man, chronic smoker, presented with episodes of syncope, hypotension and constitutional symptoms.[] Instead, people receive false diagnoses of depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit, narcolepsy, and other things.[] Of 65 serious AEs reported by 32 patients (20 per 100 patient-years), four were considered to be possibly related to DR-HC: acute AI (n   2), gastritis (n   1) and syncope[]

  • Ecstasy

    We report a case of a 37-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension presenting with syncope and altered mental status who was found to have an acute DeBakey[] In the 1930s it was found that amphetamines could awaken dogs under anaesthesia, and subsequently amphetamine pills were developed to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder).[]

  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    We report a case of a previously healthy man presenting with syncope in whom telemetry revealed sinus arrest.[] Excessive daytime somnolence - eg, due to a sleep apnoea or narcolepsy . Periodic limb movement disorder. Tardive dyskinesia. Panic attacks .[] A 25-year-old previously healthy man was hospitalized for syncope. While standing, he suddenly lost consciousness, followed by a generalized tonic clonic seizure.[]

  • Cataplexy

    […] but may be limited especially to head and neck or dysarthria Deep tendon reflexes abolished during attack Worsens with sleep deprivation Differential diagnosis Epilepsy Syncope[] […] and social functioning in narcolepsy with cataplexy.[] Cataplexy mimics include syncope, epilepsy, hyperekplexia, drop attacks and pseudocataplexy.[]

  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies

    Supportive clinical features include sensitivity to antipsychotic agents, postural instability and falls, syncope, autonomic dysfunction, delusions and non-visual hallucinations[] […] visuoperceptual impairments at an intermediate stage of the disease course and strongly supports the hypothesis that hallucinations in the earliest stages of DLB may reflect a narcolepsy-like[] Other common symptoms include syncope, falls, sleep disorders, and depression.[]

  • Autonomic Neuropathy

    My husband has this along with postural hypotension which is what causes the syncopal attacks. Also no tears or saliva.[] […] two neurological syndromes: hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1 with dementia and deafness (HSAN1E) and autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia, deafness, and narcolepsy[] […] have been reported, including hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (HSAN) type IE with mutations in exon 20, and autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia, deafness, and narcolepsy[]

  • Epilepsy

    A 44-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital for observation after an unwitnessed syncope.[] These conditions include: narcolepsy , a condition which causes a person to become too sleepy, or have "sleep attacks" where they fall asleep at inappropriate times insomnia[] EEG monitoring, in conjunction with video surveillance over periods of wakefulness and sleep, can also help rule out other disorders such as narcolepsy, which may have similar[]

  • Lyme Disease

    Complete heart block can cause syncope and sudden death.[] (getting or feeling lost) Feeling as if you are losing your mind Over-emotional reactions, crying easily Too much sleep, or insomnia Difficulty falling or staying asleep Narcolepsy[]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    We reported on a patient with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) who showed recovery of an injured cingulum concurrent with improvement of short-term memory, which was demonstrated on follow-up diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). A 55-year-old male patient suffered head trauma resulting from falling from[…][]

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