The behavioural features of fatal familial insomnia: A new Italian case with pathological verification

Alberto Raggi, Daniela Perani, Giorgio Giaccone, Sandro Iannaccone, Mauro Manconi, Marco Zucconi, Valentina Garibotto, Alessandra Marcone, Michele Zamboni, Lucia Limido, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Stefano F. Cappa

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Abstract

We report a new, pathologically verified Italian case of fatal familial insomnia, whose clinical presentation was characterised by complex behavioural disturbances, suggesting wakefulness/NREM/REM combinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-585
Number of pages5
JournalSleep Medicine
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Agrypnia
  • Fatal familial insomnia
  • Mixed states of wakefulness and sleep
  • Sleep regulation
  • Status dissociatus
  • Thalamus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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