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Narcolepsy with cataplexy masked by the use of nicotine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22505866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of narcolepsy with cataplexy masked by the chronic use of cigarettes and nicotine patches. It has been described that narcoleptic smokers report relief of symptoms by smoking tobacco cigarettes. In addition, a case describing partial treatment of sleepiness using a nicotine patch in an adolescent with narcolepsy was recently reported in this journal. Our case adds to the growing literature that nicotine may be used to manage symptoms associated with narcolepsy.
Matthew R Ebben; Ana C Krieger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1550-9397     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Sleep Med     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  2012-08-24     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231977     Medline TA:  J Clin Sleep Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Sleep Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 425 East 61st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10065, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Narcolepsy / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Smoking / physiopathology*
Tobacco Use Cessation Products

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