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Risk Factors for Narcolepsy

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.

References:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .

Textbook of Clinical Neurology . W.B. Saunders Company; 1999.



Last reviewed February 2007 by Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS

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