Kleine-Levin syndrome

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S: KLSF – https://goo.gl/CEPwS6 (last access: 4 November 2016); KLS – https://goo.gl/6LQdHm (last access: 4 November 2016); NINDS – https://goo.gl/YKyGG0 (last access: 4 November 2016).

N: 1. Kleine-Levin syndrome is an eponymous created from two family names: the german psychiatrist Willi Kleine and the American neurologist Max Levin.
2. Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare disorder that primarily affects adolescent males (approximately 70 percent of those with Kleine-Levin syndrome are male). It is characterized by recurring but reversible periods of excessive sleep (up to 20 hours per day). Symptoms occur as “episodes,” typically lasting a few days to a few weeks. Episode onset is often abrupt, and may be associated with flu-like symptoms. Excessive food intake, irritability, childishness, disorientation, hallucinations, and an abnormally uninhibited sex drive may be observed during episodes.
3. Each episode lasts days, weeks or months during which time all normal daily activities stop. Individuals are not able to care for themselves or attend school and work. In between episodes, those with KLS appear to be in perfect health with no evidence of behavioral or physical dysfunction. KLS episodes may continue for 10 years or more. KLS is sometimes referred to in the media as “Sleeping Beauty” syndrome.
4. Cultural Interrelation:
– Reality:

  • An American girl, Alanna Wong, posted in YouTube, a video of an interview with Dr. Watson, of her life with the Kleine-Levin syndrome. The video is Alanna Wong & Dr. Watson’s Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) Interview, by Alanna Wong, the 11th March 2014.
  • In the book The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood from the french writter Charles Perrault (1628 – 1703), Aurora suffered from Kleine-Levin syndrome.

– Fiction:

  • In the Disney film Sleeping Beauty, the main character, Aurora suferred from Kleine-Levin syndrome.

S: 1. MD – https://goo.gl/yxYUBJ; https://goo.gl/jfaVWt (last access: 4 November 2016). 2. NINDS – https://goo.gl/YKyGG0 (last access: 4 November 2016). 3. KLSF – https://goo.gl/CEPwS6 (last access: 4 November 2016). 4.YouTube – https://goo.gl/U66HSs (last access: 4 November 2016); PITT – https://goo.gl/CNdxtt (last access: 4 November 2016); GUFF – https://goo.gl/qGVpLG (last access: 4 November 2016).

SYN: Sleeping Beauty syndrome

S: KLSF – https://goo.gl/CEPwS6 (last access: 4 November 2016)

CR: somnolence