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what is the symptoms of sporadic fatal insomnia?

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Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Fatal insomnia: Sporadic fatal insomnia is believed to be a prion disease that cause degeneration of the nervous system. Symptoms include disrupted sleep and daytime hypersomnolence, abnormalities of the autonomic system, abnormal movements , imbalance speech and swallowing problems. Abnormal behavior may be assumed to be due to psychiatric illness.
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
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