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Sleep Med. 2018 Nov;51:167-170. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.07.017. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Childhood narcolepsy and autism spectrum disorders: four case reports.

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1
Department of Neurology and Center for Clinical Neurosciences, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic. Electronic address: iva.prihodova@lf1.cuni.cz.
2
Department of Child Psychiatry, Charles University 2nd Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic.
3
Department of Clinical Psychology, University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic.
4
Department of Neurology and Center for Clinical Neurosciences, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Childhood narcolepsy is associated with various emotional, behavioural and cognitive dysfunctions as well as with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders: anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and psychosis. A relationship between these conditions is unclear - comorbidity or similar pathophysiological mechanisms can be suggested.

OBJECTIVE:

We reported four children with narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - Asperger syndrome (AS).

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

To the best of our knowledge co-occurrence of NT1 and AS has not been described in the literature as noted in this report.

KEYWORDS:

Asperger syndrome; Autism spectrum disorders; Comorbidity; Hypocretin; Narcolepsy type 1

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