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Cataplexy: Introduction

Cataplexy: A rare condtion characterized by episodes of severe muscle weakness which can sometimes lead to a complete collapse - it usually occurs in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cataplexy is available below.

Symptoms of Cataplexy

Treatments for Cataplexy

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cataplexy?

Cataplexy: Related Patient Stories

Cataplexy: Deaths

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Cataplexy: Complications

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Causes of Cataplexy

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Disease Topics Related To Cataplexy

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Misdiagnosis and Cataplexy

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Cataplexy: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Cataplexy: Animations

Research about Cataplexy

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Clinical Trials for Cataplexy

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Cataplexy

Cataplexy: Broader Related Topics

Cataplexy Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Cataplexy:

Transient attack of weakness precipitated by emotional excitement; patient falls as if struck down. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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