Unexpected finding of idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder in a young healthy male with snoring: A case report

Matthew S. Brock, Sean Shirley, Luis Rohena, Brian A. Moore, Vincent Mysliwiec

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Abstract

Idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is characterized by vocalizations and complex motor behaviors during sleep. We report a case of a 44-year-oldmale with a 20-year history of dream enactment behavior that was incidentally captured on a polysomnogramduring an evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea. Genetic testing found the patient had a homozygous deletion for one of the five tandemrepeats in exon 18 of the PER3 gene. This case highlights a potential genetic basis for idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1369-1371
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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