A Study of Childhood Onset Narcolepsy


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-004653
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-004653

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical presentations, polysomnographic features, treatment patterns of all children with narcolepsy in multiple CTSA (Clinical and Translational Science Award) centers.Comparison between recent cases (2009-June 30, 2012) and old cases (prior to 2009) will be performed.  To assess the role of infection and other triggering factors in early onset Narcolepsy.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 0-18 years at diagnosis of narcolepsy
  2. Confirmed diagnosis of narcolepsy from short sleep latency less than 8 minutes and at least 2 sleep onset REM periods (SOREMP) from MSLT

Exclusion Criteria: 

  1. Subjects who have narcolepsy secondary to neurodegenerative disorders, brain tumors.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Suresh Kotagal, M.D.

Closed for enrollment


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