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Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Introduction

Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterized by recurring periods of excessive amounts of sleep and altered behavior. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Kleine-Levin Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Treatments for Kleine-Levin Syndrome

  • There is no definitive treatment for Kleine-Levin syndrome. Stimulants, including amphetamines, methylphenidate, and modafinil, administered orally, can be used to treat sleepiness
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Causes of Kleine-Levin Syndrome

  • The cause of Kleine-Levin Syndrome is not known. Some attribute it to autoimmunity and hereditary predisposition
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Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Prognosis for Kleine-Levin Syndrome: symptomatic periods may last for days or weeks with weeks or months between periods and improvements usually occur with age

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Definitions of Kleine-Levin Syndrome:

Kleine-Levin Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Kleine-Levin Syndrome, or a subtype of Kleine-Levin Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Kleine-Levin Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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