Category Archives: Narcolepsy

Etiology. Treatment

Etiology. The cause of narcolepsy has not yet been determined. Although a high association of certain class II human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) with narcolepsy accompanied by cataplexy suggests an immunologic pathogenesis, clinical evidence is lacking. The incidence of DR2 or


Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder of unknown etiology. Its usual onset is during the second or third decade of life, and it rarely occurs before age five or after age 50. The disorder is seen with equal frequency in men