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How common is it for somebody to get narcolepsy?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

The answer depends on what population you are talking about.
In the us, narcolepsy is estimated to affect 1 in 2000 people. It is much more common in japan, very rare in israel.

In brief: It depends

The answer depends on what population you are talking about.
In the us, narcolepsy is estimated to affect 1 in 2000 people. It is much more common in japan, very rare in israel.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology

In brief: Common

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that usually develops over the teenage years.
It is likely autoimmune related. There are rare situation when narcolepsy occurs in multiple sclerosis, trauma or brain tumor. Narcolepsy is caused in most patients by a "hypocretin" deficiency in the hypothalamus.

In brief: Common

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that usually develops over the teenage years.
It is likely autoimmune related. There are rare situation when narcolepsy occurs in multiple sclerosis, trauma or brain tumor. Narcolepsy is caused in most patients by a "hypocretin" deficiency in the hypothalamus.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very rare

Accurate diagnosis is hard but it is quite rare.

In brief: Very rare

Accurate diagnosis is hard but it is quite rare.
Dr. Mary Efremov
Dr. Mary Efremov
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