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Gelineau's syndrome

Gelineau's syndrome: Introduction

Gelineau's syndrome: A neurological disorder sudden uncontrollable urge to sleep, sleep paralysis and other symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gelineau's syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Gelineau's syndrome

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Gelineau's syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Gelineau's syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Gelineau's syndrome

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Gelineau's syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Gelineau's syndrome

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Definitions of Gelineau's syndrome:

A condition characterized by recurrent episodes of daytime somnolence and lapses in consciousness (microsomnias) that may be associated with automatic behaviors and AMNESIA. CATAPLEXY; SLEEP PARALYSIS, and hypnagogic HALLUCINATIONS frequently accompany narcolepsy. The pathophysiology of this disorder includes sleep-onset rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which normally follows stage III or IV sleep. (From Neurology 1998 Feb;50(2 Suppl 1):S2-S7) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Gelineau's syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Gelineau's syndrome, or a subtype of Gelineau's 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 Gelineau's syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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