ADVERTISEMENT

Issue Navigator

Volume 15 No. 07
Earn CME
Accepted Papers





Case Reports

Steroids: A Wake-Up Call in TBI Induced Hypersomnolence

Margarita Oks, MD1; Sanjeev V. Kothare, MD2
1Lenox Hill Hospital – Northwell Health System, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, New York; 2Cohen Children's Medical Center, Pediatric Sleep Program, Department of Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, New York

Hypersomnolence is one of the more common symptoms reported after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and often one of the most difficult to treat. This case series presents a cohort of patients with TBI related hypersomnolence associated with a de novo autoimmune process that successfully resolved with pulse dose corticosteroid treatment. When associated with an autoimmune inflammatory process, corticosteroids may serve to stabilize the blood brain barrier leading to the successful and sustained resolution of TBI induced sleepiness.

Citation:

Oks M, Kothare SV. Steroids: a wake-up call in TBI induced hypersomnolence. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019;15(7):1063–1065.




Please login to continue reading the full article

Subscribers to JCSM get full access to current and past issues of the JCSM.

Login to JCSM

Not a subscriber?

Join the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and receive a subscription to JCSM with your membership

Subscribe to JCSM:  $125/volume year for individuals or $225/volume year for institutions to access all current articles and archives published in JCSM.

Download this article*:   $20 to access a PDF version of a specific article from the current issue of JCSM.

*Purchase of an article provides permission to access and print the article for personal scholarly, research and educational use. Please note: access to the article is from the computer on which the article is purchased ONLY. Purchase of the article does not permit distribution, electronic or otherwise, of the article without the written permission of the AASM. Further, purchase does not permit the posting of article text on an online forum or website.