The Case of the Sick Coyote

Madeleine Grigg-Damberger and Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer

in A Case a Week: Sleep Disorders from the Cleveland Clinic

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Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780195377729
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322985 | DOI:
The Case of the Sick Coyote

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Case 41 introduces a 14-year-old boy who presented to the sleep clinic for “incredibly loud groaning and moaning like a sick coyote” when sleeping, and which began at 8 years of age, and had gotten louder and deeper since his voice changed. Periods of moaning and groaning recurred several times every night for periods lasting 30 to 60 minutes, although the patient denied shortness of breath, restless legs, daytime sleepiness, or awareness of the sounds he made when sleeping.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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