We describe sleep EEG studies in three patients at the early stage of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Little work has been devoted to the study of the sleep EEG in the course of the CJ disease: disorganized sleep architecture was noted, associated with a decrease in stage 4 and an almost complete disappearance of the REM stage. Our patients were considered to have normal stage 2; yet spindles and K complexes were rare at this stage. No evolution towards stage 4 was noted. The percentage of rapid eye movement sleep was significantly low in two cases and normal in one case. Sleep disturbances in the other dementing disorders are reported.
|Titolo:||Sleep electroencephalogram at the early stage of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|