Risk Factors for NarcolepsyEn Español (Spanish Version)
A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
Very little is known about the risk factors for narcolepsy. Narcolepsy seems to run in some families; about 8%-12% of people with narcolepsy have another family member with the condition.
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Last reviewed February 2007 by Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS
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