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My friend has been diagnosed with unusual disease called narcolepsy. It is a form of chronic sleep disorder. I would like to know something more about the causes. Is this condition genetic? I know that it can be associated with some other conditions. I hope someone will know to answer. Thanks in advance.

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Hi, there. Many people find narcolepsy a weird condition. The exact cause is not known. There are some implications that it can be genetically related. There is some association with certain MHC genes. I am not sure which ones. There is a theory that finds this disease to be autoimmune. Some experts relate it to hypocretin. It is a protein in the brain that is important for appetite and sleeping patterns. Bye!
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