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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.49 no.3 São Paulo Sept. 1991 



Síndrome de Kleine-Levin relato de um caso


Kleine-Levin syndrome: a case report.



Octávio da Silveira NetoI; Octávio Augusto da SilveiraII

INeurologista, Mestrando de Medicina Interna, HC, UFPR - Especialidade de Neurologia, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital de Clínicas (HC), Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
IIProfessor Adjunto, Chefe da Especialidade Neurologia, HC, UFPR - Especialidade de Neurologia, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital de Clínicas (HC), Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)




Um caso de síndrome de Kleine-Levin é descrito em menino de 14 anos. O diagnóstico foi baseado nos sintomas de hipersonolência, megafagia e hipersexualidade, havendo boa resposta ao uso de cabarmazepina.


A case of a 14 year-old boy suffering from Kleine-Levin syndrome is described. The diagnosis was made by symptoms which suggested this disorder: megaphagia, hi-persomnia and hipersexuality. A brief review is made emphasizing the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome which is frequently misdiagnosed.



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