Status Cataplecticus Precipitated by Abrupt Withdrawal of Venlafaxine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY
Status cataplecticus is a rare manifestation of narcolepsy with cataplexy episodes recurring for hours or days, without a refractory period, in the absence of emotional triggers. This case highlights a narcoleptic patient who developed status cataplecticus after abrupt withdrawal of venlafaxine.
Wang J; Greenberg H. Status cataplecticus precipitated by abrupt withdrawal of venlafaxine. J Clin Sleep Med 2013;9(7):715-716.
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