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|Title:||Can insomnia be fatal? An Australian case of fatal familial insomnia.||Austin Authors:||Habteslassie, Daniel;McMahon, Marcus A ;Wimaleswaran, Hari||Affiliation:||Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia..
|Issue Date:||Apr-2022||Publication information:||Internal Medicine Journal 2022; 52(4): 667-670||Abstract:||Fatal familial insomnia (FFI) is a rare prion disease with autosomal dominant inheritance. Currently, there is only one published case study of FFI in Australia. FFI is universally fatal, with the disease duration ranging from 8 to 72 months. Clinically, it manifests with disordered sleep-wake cycle, dysautonomia, motor disturbances and neuropsychiatric disorders. We describe a case of FFI detailing the investigative process, including the importance of sleep assessment and polysomnography in obtaining a diagnosis.||URI:||https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/29923||DOI:||10.1111/imj.15737||ORCID:||0000-0003-3809-8691
|Journal:||Internal Medicine Journal||PubMed URL:||35419959||PubMed URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35419959/||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||fatal familial insomnia
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