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Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment and screening for hypocretin neuron-specific autoantibodies in recent onset childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy

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Narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) is caused by substantial loss of hypocretin neurons. NC patients carry the HLA-DQB1*0602 allele suggesting that hypocretin neuron loss is due to an autoimmune attack. We tested intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment in early onset NC.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNeuropediatrics
Volume41
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)217-22
Number of pages6
ISSN0174-304X
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

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