Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 132–134 | Cite as

Clinical screening for narcolepsy / cataplexy in patients with fibromyalgia

  • P. Disdier
  • P. Genton
  • G. Bolla
  • D. Verrot
  • C. Christides
  • J. -R. Harlé
  • P. -J. Weiller
Case Report

Summary

We report two cases of fibromyalgia occurring during the course of a long-standing narcolepsy/cataplexy. This association is probably not fortuitous and we propose an easy clinical procedure to search for narcolepsy/cataplexy in these patients. Narcolepsy/cataplexy is a treatable condition requiring drugs that in turn may improve in the long-term symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Key words

Fibromyalgia Narcolepsy/Cataplexy Sleep 

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© Clinical Rheumatology 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Disdier
    • 1
  • P. Genton
    • 2
  • G. Bolla
    • 1
  • D. Verrot
    • 1
  • C. Christides
    • 1
  • J. -R. Harlé
    • 1
  • P. -J. Weiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Médecine InterneFrance
  2. 2.Unité de Sommeil, CHU TimoneMarseille Cedex 5France

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