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Introduction: SNED

Description of SNED

SNED (medical condition): Hatzfeldt Syndrome or Systemic Neuro-Epiphysial Disorder (SNED) is a...more »

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Hatzfeldt syndrome:
  »Introduction: Hatzfeldt syndrome
  »Symptoms of Hatzfeldt syndrome
  »Causes of Hatzfeldt syndrome
  »Treatments for Hatzfeldt syndrome

SNED as a Disease

SNED: Another name for Hatzfeldt syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Hatzfeldt syndrome
  »Symptoms of Hatzfeldt syndrome
  »Causes of Hatzfeldt syndrome
  »Treatments for Hatzfeldt syndrome

SNED: Related Diseases

SNED: SNED is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of SNED

Some of the causes of SNED are included in the list below:

  • High levels of melatonin and serotonin cause malfunctioning of the neural arch innervating the epiphysis and the hypothalamic region of the brain. Melatonin is related to the circadian clock in humans, hence affecting sleeping patterns
  • Other biochemicals associated with SNED are dopamine, cortisol as well as somatotropin

Symptoms of SNED (Hatzfeldt syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of SNED incude:

  • Sleep abnormalities such as narcolepsy. Patients are known to be narcoleptic and have increased difficulty of waking up during the morning, while being very unresponsive to external stimuli, a symptom attributed to deep REM.
  • Behavioral abnormalities- Patients show euphoric tendencies usually described by patient's family or friends as "annoyingly cheerful" and expressed by incessant and loud laughter.

Treatments for SNED (Hatzfeldt syndrome)

Treatments for SNED (Hatzfeldt syndrome) include:

Treatment of SNED: For more treatment information about SNED, see treatment of Hatzfeldt syndrome (SNED)

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