Kleine-Levin syndrome: A Case Report from Iran


Reza Bidaki 1 , * , Mahsa Sedaghati 2 , Mitra Hakim-Shooshtari 2 , Mir Farhad Ghalebandi 2

1 Assistant of Psychiatry, Rafsnjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsnjan, Iran

2 Department of Psychiatry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Bidaki R, Sedaghati M, Hakim-Shooshtari M, Ghalebandi M F. Kleine-Levin syndrome: A Case Report from Iran, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2011 ; 5(1):74-6.


Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 5 (1); 74-6
Published Online: June 30, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 30, 2010
Accepted: February 01, 2011


Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is a rare syndrome characterized by periodic hypersomnia, hyperphagia, behavioral disturbances, and in some instances hypersexuality. This report depicts a17-year-old boy with KLS. He has experienced long periods of hypersomnia, sometimes up to 40 days. During these periods he was impatient, aggressive, depersonalized, suffering from hyperphagia, and amnesia. He did not have abnormal neurologic sings and his brain CT, EEG, and routine laboratory tests were normal. Fluoxetine, lithium and carbamazepine were given to him to reduce the signs of his disease. In conclusion, Kleine-Levin syndrome should be considered in patients with periodic hypersomnia.

Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Bidaki R, Sedaghati M, Hakim Shoshtari M, Ghalebandi M.F. Kleine-Levin syndrome: A Case Report from Iran. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2011; 5(1): 74-6.


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