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Spectrum of Restless Leg Syndrome from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Eastern India

Agnibha Maiti, Sattik Siddhanta, Ruma Mondal, Shankar Dey, Aadarsh Shrimali

Keywords : Restless leg syndrome, Sensorimotor disorder, Willis-Ekbom disease

Citation Information : Maiti A, Siddhanta S, Mondal R, Dey S, Shrimali A. Spectrum of Restless Leg Syndrome from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Eastern India. Bengal Physician Journal 2024; 11 (2):73-75.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-8051

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-07-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, a neurological sensorimotor disorder characterized by irresistible restlessness and urge to move mainly the legs, often accompanied by unpleasant sensations. It is more common in the elderly. It can be primary or idiopathic and secondary to various systemic conditions like iron deficiency anemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, vitamin B12 deficiency, uremia, radiculopathy, etc. Restless legs syndrome is a clinical disorder without any specific biological marker which affects sleep hygiene, and quality of life and compromises working hours of patients. It is frequently encountered but often overlooked. If properly diagnosed in appropriate time, it can be easily managed.

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