Obstructive sleep apnoea with co existent Kleine-Levine syndrome in a middle-aged man

  • Gopal Chawla Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8735-9774
  • Ram Niwas | rniwasaiims@gmail.com Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.
  • Naveen Dutt Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.
  • Mukesh Kumar Swamy Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.

Abstract

Hypersomnia is a symptom which is pathognomonic of patients with Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS), but the cause of this finding remains undefined. Given the pervasive association between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness, there exists the possibility that OSA might contribute to the sleepiness exhibited by these patients. Here we report a middle age man who had excessive daytime sleepiness and diagnosed as OSA after polysomnography. Prescribing of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) lead to unmasking of episodes of increased sleepiness and other behavioural features of KLS.

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Published
2019-11-26
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Sleep disordered breathing, Kleine-Levine syndrome, KLS, OSA
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Chawla, G., Niwas, R., Dutt, N., & Swamy, M. K. (2019). Obstructive sleep apnoea with co existent Kleine-Levine syndrome in a middle-aged man. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 89(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1163

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