Restless legs syndrome (RLS), Parkinson's disease, and sustained dopaminergic therapy for RLS

L. S. Appiah-Kubi, S. Pal, K. Ray Chaudhuri*

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Abstract

In summary, RLS is a common condition with considerable morbidity that can present either as primary disease or secondary to other medical conditions. Its effect on the overall quality of life of the patient and the caregiver is unknown. RLS or RLS-type symptoms (nucturnal restlessness) occur in PD and require specific recognition and management. Whether RLS or nocturnal restlessness is secondary to the disease process of PD or to dopaminergic therapy for PD remains to be ascerteined. A high index of suspicion is required for prompt diagnosis, counselling, and ensuring that patients are adequately treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S51-S55
JournalSleep medicine
Volume3
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

Keywords

  • Dopaminergic therapy
  • Periodic leg movement
  • Restless legs syndrome

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