Differences in diffusion tensor imaging changes between narcolepsy with and without cataplexy

Tezer F. İ., Erdal A., Gumusyayla S., Has A. C., GÖÇMEN R., Oguz K. K.

SLEEP MEDICINE, vol.52, pp.128-133, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.08.022
  • Journal Name: SLEEP MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-133
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The distinctive clinical finding of Type 1 narcolepsy compared to Type 2 is the presence of cataplexy. Several neuroimaging studies have also reported abnormalities in narcolepsy patients with or without cataplexy. However, there are conflicting results to differentiate them. In this study, we aimed to clarify the white matter changes in narcolepsy patients both with and without cataplexy and compared them with healthy adults to evaluate microstructural differences in the brain.