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Arch Bronconeumol. 1998 Jun;34(6):310-1.

[Association of obstructive apnea syndrome during sleep and narcolepsy].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicios de Neumología, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla.


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is highly prevalent. Daytime hypersomnolence (DHS) is among its symptoms, although other diseases, such as narcolepsy, can also give rise to DHS. We describe three men diagnosed of OSAS whose DHS persisted even after snoring disappeared following treatment with continuous positive airway pressure. We suspected associated narcolepsy, which was confirmed by multiple sleep latency testing. Narcolepsy, therefore, should be considered when DHS persists even after appropriate treatment of OSAS.

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