Restless Legs Syndrome: The underrecognised condition

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Benamer, Hani (2006)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Libyan Journal of Medicine, volume 1, issue 2, pages 172-175 (issn: 1819-6357, eissn: 1993-2820)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3081357, doi: 10.3402/ljm.v1i2.4676, doi: 10.4176/061110
  • Subject: ABC Article | Restless legs syndrome | dopamine agonists
    mesheuropmc: nervous system diseases | body regions | mental disorders

Up to 15% of the adult population experiences restless legs syndrome, or Ekbom syndrome during their life [1]. The patients may present to a wide range of medical specialities such as general practitioners, general physicians, nephrologists, haematologists, obstetricians, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, and neurologists. Around 3% of patients experience major sleep disturbance that needs active medical treatment [2,3]. Therefore, knowing about Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is vital to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment to patients with this condition.
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