Studio video-poligrafico della caduta cataplettica

Translated title of the contribution: A video-polygraphic study of the cataplectic attack

G. Rubboli, G. D'Orsi, A. Zaniboni, E. Gardella, M. Zamagni, S. Meletti, R. Rizzi, P. Riguzzi, H. Brunnschweiler, A. Tropeani, F. Valzania, C. Tassinari

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We studied, by means of video-polygraphic techniques, the clinical and polygraphic features of 7 cataplectic attacks in a patient with narcolepsy. Clinically, the cataplectic attacks were characterized by progressively increasing losses of the postural tone of cranial and limb muscles, that corresponded, in the polygraphic tracing, to a pattern of rhythmic suppression and enhancement of EMG activity. These findings suggests that the cataplectic fit occurs through a complex modulation, with inhibitory and excitatory phenomena, of the postural control system.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number102-103
Publication statusPublished - 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Rubboli, G., D'Orsi, G., Zaniboni, A., Gardella, E., Zamagni, M., Meletti, S., Rizzi, R., Riguzzi, P., Brunnschweiler, H., Tropeani, A., Valzania, F., & Tassinari, C. (1998). Studio video-poligrafico della caduta cataplettica. Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, (102-103), 339-341.