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"Sleeping Beauty Syndrome" or Kleine Levin Syndrome. Daily Mail report

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Chrisb, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Chrisb

    Chrisb Senior Member

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    I have a feeling that patients do not appreciate it being referred to as "Sleeping Beauty Syndrome"

    There must be a better way to diagnose obscure illnesses than word of mouth.

    No surprises there.
     
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    roller wiggle jiggle

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    obscure? ... really?
     
  4. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Yes. The article says it's "incredibly rare" and most doctors apparently have not heard of it. We also do not know the cause or a treatment. These things combine to make it obscure.

    What is not obscure about this illness? I don't think it is a controversial term.
     
  5. Sidereal

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    Sounds a bit like encephalitis lethargica.
     
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