Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

recurrent hypersomnia

Revisiting of etiology, clinical picture and diagnosis of the Kleine-Levin syndrome.

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №1 Pages: 181-187
Heading: Neurology Article type: Case report
Authors: Ulyanova О.V., Kutashov V.A.
Organization: Voronezh State Medical University n.a. N.N. Burdenko
Summary:

Objective: to draw the attention to the Kleine - Levin syndrome (SKL), a rare, poorly understood disease, not only in Russia but throughout the world. We analyzed the case of the 23-year old patient M, with the Kleine — Levin syndrome. SKL belongs to the group of recurrent hypersomnia and is characterized by long bouts of sleep lasting an average of 10-14 days, beginning with the imperative and difficulty awakening. During bouts of sleep observed unusual behavior of patients: hyperphagia; hypersexuality in males; irritability, restlessness, impaired mental activity; aggression; feeling of unreality of it all; confusion, hallucinatory episodes and depression in females. During wakefulness, marked dyspho-ria, emotional stupefaction, loss of memory. The syndrome develops in 4 times more often in men than in women, aged 12-25 years. Etiological factors: brain tumor, head trauma, metabolic disorders, acute infectious diseases with fever. Often the development of the syndrome is preceded by hyperemia and hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. The article discussed the etiology, diagnosis, and possible combinations of clinical manifestations in SKL.

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