Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of narcolepsy?

Updated: Sep 04, 2019
  • Author: Sagarika Nallu, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Prader-Willi syndrome

  • Kasabach-Merritt syndrome

  • Syndrome of autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia, deafness, and narcolepsy [48]

  • Delayed sleep-phase syndrome

  • Autism

  • Depression

  • Diencephalic lesions

  • Drug abuse

  • Insufficient sleep syndrome

  • Kleine-Levin syndrome [49]

  • Medication effect

  • Norrie disease [50]

  • Poor sleep hygiene

  • Posttraumatic narcolepsy [51]

  • Increased intracranial pressure

  • Conversion disorder, factitious disorder, and malingering


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