Risk Factors for Narcolepsy
A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
Very little is known about the risk factors for
narcolepsy. Narcolepsy seems to run in some families. About 8%-30% of people with narcolepsy have another family member with the condition.
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