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Causes of Cataplexy:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cataplexy. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Cataplexy Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Cataplexy may include:

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Medications or substances causing Cataplexy:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Cataplexy as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Cataplexy: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Cataplexy may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Cataplexy listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Cataplexy as a symptom include:

Definitions of Cataplexy:

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

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

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 Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Cataplexy

The list below shows some of the causes of Cataplexy mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Cataplexy?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cataplexy. Of the 12 causes of Cataplexy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cataplexy:

The following list of conditions have 'Cataplexy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Cataplexy:

Henneberg syndrome
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Cataplexy:

Medical Conditions associated with Cataplexy:

Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes)

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