Narcolepsy-cataplexy in children: Report of two cases

Roshan Koul*, Farhana Ishaq Al-Othmani, Amna Alfutaisi, Mohammed Alabri, Ibrahim Alzakwani

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Narcolepsy is a disorder of the sleep-wake cycle with long-term sequale. It is under recognized in children. Two children with narcolepsy/ cataplexy are reported. Both were treated outside initially for epilepsy. Both are reasonably well on follow up. Narcolepsy and cataplexy is uncommon in children and should be considered when a child presents with typical history of excessive sleepiness, or odd features of epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Cataplexy
  • Children
  • Methylphenidate
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sodium oxybate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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