Post Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Vaccination Narcolepsy with Cataplexy.

Hidalgo, Hildegard; Kallweit, Ulf; Mathis, Johannes; Bassetti, Claudio (2016). Post Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Vaccination Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. Sleep, 39(10), pp. 1811-1814. American Academy of Sleep Medicine 10.5665/sleep.6160

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) is a chronic neurological disorder thought to result from an altered immune response based on a genetic predisposition coupled with environmental factors. Pandemrix vaccination has been reported to increase the risk of narcolepsy. We aimed at identifying other vaccines associated with the onset of narcolepsy. METHODS Case series and retrospective database study. RESULTS We identified four cases of NC following a tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccination with FSME Immun. Additional four cases could be detected in the database of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines in Germany. CONCLUSIONS Our findings implicate TBE vaccination as a potential additional environmental factor for the development of NC and add additional evidence for an immunological mechanism in the pathogenesis of the disease.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DCR Unit Sahli Building > Forschungsgruppe Neurologie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

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Kallweit, Ulf; Mathis, Johannes and Bassetti, Claudio


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




American Academy of Sleep Medicine




Stefanie Hetzenecker

Date Deposited:

27 Oct 2016 11:13

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27 Oct 2016 11:13

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

cataplexy; dendritic cells; granzyme; hypocretin; narcolepsy; tick-borne encephalitis virus vaccination


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