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4-year-old Liya got Cured of Rare Sleeping Beauty Syndrome at Aster Medcity

  • Four-year-old Liya used to sleep for five days at a stretch.
  • She was diagnosed with a rare sleeping disorder called Kleine-Levin Syndrome, also known as the Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.
  • It is a rare neurological disorder with one or two cases per million.
  • It started with her delay in speech. 
  • Later she used to get irritated and cried for no reason followed by unconsciousness that continued for more than 24 hours.
  • Previously, the doctors thought of her illness as epilepsy and started anti-convulsive medications that did not help.
  • According to pediatric neurologist, Dr. Akbar Mohammad Chettali at Aster Medcity, Liya was brought to emergency in the hospital when she deeply comatose and had a low heart rate and breathing.
  • After further  investigation it was found out through Polysomnography that she was in deep sleep with poor responsiveness that continued for five days.
  • Liya was thereafter provided with medications that consisted of neuroleptics, mood stabilizers and stimulants.
  • She responded well to the treatment and has been staying awake and eating well now.


Source: Aster Medcity, Media update

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 24-Mar-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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