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An Uncommon Cause of Hypersomnolence

Mahendran Arul Janakiammal

Keywords : Excessive daytime sleepiness, Multiple sleep latency test, Narcolepsy

Citation Information : Janakiammal MA. An Uncommon Cause of Hypersomnolence. Indian Sleep Med 2022; 17 (4):108-109.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0109

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a frequent complaint of patients presenting to a pulmonologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, and a physician. We present a case of a 21-year-old medical student who had complaints of EDS and was eventually diagnosed as narcolepsy and treated effectively for the same.

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