Kleine-Levin syndrome


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Kleine-Levin syndrome

 [klīn´ĕ lev´in]
episodic periods of excessive sleep and overeating lasting for several weeks, usually in adolescent boys.
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Kleine-Le·vin syn·drome

(klīn lĕ-vin'), [MIM*148840]
a rare form of periodic hypersomnia associated with bulimia, occurring in males aged 10-25 years, characterized by periods of ravenous appetite alternating with prolonged sleep up to 18 hours and behavioral disturbances, impaired thought processes, and hallucinations. Acute illness or fatigue may precede an episode. Occurence up to several times a year.
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Kleine-Levin syndrome

Psychiatry Periodic episodes of hypersomnia; first seen in adolescence, usually in boys, and accompanied by bulimia.
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Kleine-Levin syndrome

A disorder that occurs primarily in young males, three or four times a year. The syndrome is marked by episodes of hypersomnia, hypersexual behavior, and excessive eating.
Mentioned in: Sleep Disorders
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Kleine,

Willi, 20th century German neuropsychiatrist.
Kleine-Levin syndrome - a rare form of periodic hypersomnia associated with bulimia, behavioral disturbances, impaired thought processes, and hallucinations.

Levin,

Max, U.S. neurologist, 1901–.
Kleine-Levin syndrome - see under Kleine
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Kleine-Le·vin syn·drome

(klīn lĕ-vin sindrōm) [MIM*148840]
Periodic hypersomnia associated with bulimia, occurring in males aged 10-25 years.
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Summary: Her condition was diagnosed as Kleine-Levin Syndrome which is a rare disorder.
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Helen says life is certainly no fairy tale as she battles Kleine-Levin syndrome - known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome - which has no known cure and affects just 1,000 known sufferers worldwide.
Helen has Kleine-Levin Syndrome - dubbed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome - which has no known cure and affects just 1,000 known sufferers worldwide.
Oliver, whose disease (the real Kleine-Levin Syndrome) makes him sleep for weeks or months at a time, is, accordingly, absent for chunks of the story and, although he starts out as a fully fleshed-out character, becomes less so as the book progresses.
Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is considered an exceptionally rare,[1] recurrent condition characterised by hypersomnia, hyperphagia and behavioural disturbances including hypersexuality, depression, irritability and derealisation.[1,2] It occurs typically in adolescent men, who are often misdiagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis or seizure disorders.
He has been diagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which affects around one in a million people and some sufferers do not even wake up for months.