Narcolepsy with cataplexy masked by the use of nicotine. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Polysomnography
  • Tobacco Use Cessation Products

MeSH Major

  • Narcolepsy
  • Smoking

abstract

  • This report describes a case of narcolepsy with cataplexy masked by the chronic use of cigarettes and nicotine patches. It has been described that narcoleptic smokers report relief of symptoms by smoking tobacco cigarettes. In addition, a case describing partial treatment of sleepiness using a nicotine patch in an adolescent with narcolepsy was recently reported in this journal. Our case adds to the growing literature that nicotine may be used to manage symptoms associated with narcolepsy.

publication date

  • April 15, 2012

has subject area

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Narcolepsy
  • Polysomnography
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco Use Cessation Products

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3311418

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5664/jcsm.1780

PubMed ID

  • 22505866

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 195

end page

  • 196

volume

  • 8

number

  • 2