A Real Eye-Opener: Narcolepsy Bears Classic Autoimmune Hallmarks

The Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer​’s Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, Head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Disease, finds that narcolepsy bears the trademarks of a classic autoimmune disorder and should be treated accordingly.


Narcoleptics suffer from bouts of sleepiness and sleep attacks, which impair their ability to function in daily life. But the precise cause of narcolepsy has long eluded scientists, and the cure for the devastating neurological disorder afflicting an estimated three million people worldwide—and one in 3,000 Americans—remains at bay.


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