HLA-DR2 in childhood narcolepsy

Pediatr Neurol. Sep-Oct 1986;2(5):314-5. doi: 10.1016/0887-8994(86)90028-7.


A 6-year-old boy with behavioral changes was found to have clinical and electrographically defined narcolepsy. He has HLA-DR2 as do virtually all adult narcoleptics. This finding raises new diagnostic, etiopathogenetic, and future therapeutic issues.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • HLA-DR Antigens / genetics*
  • HLA-DR2 Antigen
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Narcolepsy / diagnosis
  • Narcolepsy / genetics*


  • HLA-DR Antigens
  • HLA-DR2 Antigen