Secondary hypersomnia as an initial manifestation of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders

We report a case of hypersomnia with polysomnographic documentation during the first attack of NMO/SD. Brain MRI revealed bilateral hypothalamic lesions around the third ventricle, whereas optic nerves and spinal cord were intact. The record of the nocturnal video-polysomnography followed by multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT) revealed an abnormal shortened sleep period with a single sleep onset in REM allowing secondary central hypersomnia diagnosis. The recovery of hypersomnia was complete within few months without psychostimulant treatment and the diencephalic lesion disappeared. Thus, diencephalic form of NMO/SD seems to cause narcolepsy or non-narcoleptic central hypersomnia and have a good recovery.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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We report a case of hypersomnia with polysomnographic documentation during the first attack of NMO/SD. Brain MRI revealed bilateral hypothalamic lesions around the third ventricle, whereas optic nerves and spinal cord were intact. The record of the nocturnal video-polysomnography followed by multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT) revealed an abnormal shortened sleep period with a single sleep onset in REM allowing secondary central hypersomnia diagnosis. The recovery of hypersomnia was complete within few months without psychostimulant treatment and the diencephalic lesion disappeared. Thus, diencephalic form of NMO/SD seems ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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