publication . Article . 2004

Restless legs syndrome: association with streptococcal or mycoplasma infection.

Muneaki Matsuo; Katsunori Tsuchiya; Yuhei Hamasaki; Harvey S. Singer;
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  • Published: 05 Aug 2004 Journal: Pediatric Neurology, volume 31, pages 119-121 (issn: 0887-8994, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections have been reported to cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as chorea, tics, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, presumably through autoimmune damage to basal ganglia. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections have also been reported to cause damage to the basal ganglia. Restless legs syndrome is a movement disorder with focal restlessness, an irresistible desire to move, and exacerbation by long periods of sitting or lying. We present three children with transient restless legs syndrome-like symptoms possibly associated with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection or Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. One of three pati...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbody regionsnervous system diseases
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Developmental Neuroscience, Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Putamen, Mycoplasma, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Biology, Immunology, Exacerbation, Neurological disorder, medicine.disease, Restless legs syndrome, Chorea, medicine.symptom, Tics
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