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Narcolepshy (Dachshund Type)

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Description:

Narcolepsy is an inherited sleep disorder due to a neuro-transmitter deficciency. Dogs with the inherited form of narcolepsy typically present between one to six months of age with an inability to stay awake for extended periods of time and episodes of collapse and sleep following positive stimulation such as play or food. Affected dogs fall asleep faster than normal dogs and appear sleepy more frequently. During episodes of collapse dogs have a sudden loss of muscle tone and appear uncontrollably sleepy but may or may not completely fall asleep. Symptoms do not progress after one year of age and affected dogs do not have other associated health problems.

Category:

Nervous system / Neurologic - Associated with the brain, spinal cord and nerves

Gene:

hcrtr2

Variant Detected:

c.160G>A

Severity:

It is a trait and so is tested based on preference, not usually for health concerns.

Mode of Inheritance:

Autosomal Recessive

Research Citation(s):

Genome Res. 2001 Apr;11(4):531-9

Associated Breed(s):

Dachshund , Dachshund Short Hair, Dachshund Wire Hair, Miniature Dachshund, Miniature Dachshund Long Hair, Miniature Dachshund Short Hair, Miniature Dachshund Smooth Hair, Miniature Dachshund Wire Hair, Standard Dachshund Long Hair, Standard Dachshund Smooth Hair, Standard Dachshund Wire Hair,