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Adult NREM Parasomnia Associated with Lancinating Throat Pain

Jitka Bušková, M.D., Ph.D.; Karel Šonka, Prof, D.Sc.
Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurology and Center of Clinical Neuroscience, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

We report the case of a 30-year-old woman presenting with dangerous nocturnal NREM episodes with the clinical feature of lancinating throat pain. We hypothesize that the pain may have represented sensory hallucination analogous to commonly recognized visual images associated with NREM parasomnias. This case is also unusual for probable psychological triggers that could play a role in the pathogenesis of the disease, as evidenced by successful psychotherapy.


Bušková J, Šonka K. Adult NREM parasomnia associated with lancinating throat pain. J Clin Sleep Med 2014;10(8):925-926.

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