Narcolepsy is a neurologic disorder with onset primarily during childhood and adolescence, characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy, and disturbed nighttime sleep (sleep paralysis and hallucinations). Initial symptoms of narcolepsy occur before the age of 18 years in approximately 50% of patients and may start at a very young age. Narcoleptic symptoms in childhood and adolescence differ from those in adults and may evolve over the course of the disease.
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Cite this: Heidi Moawad. Fast Five Quiz: Pediatric Narcolepsy - Medscape - Feb 06, 2023.