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Restless Legs Syndrome

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Question: True & False: Restless Legs Syndrome
Symptoms start with sleep Dystonia and myoclonus Symptoms aggravate with dopaminergic agonist Normal Brain MRI Sensory symptoms on awakening(Source: The Neurology: Self-Assessment & Review By Dr. Sunil Kumar,

Reference: Picchietti DL, Stevens HE. Early manifestations of restless legs syndrome in childhood and adolescence. Sleep Med. 2008;9(7):770-781.

Restless legs syndrome affects approximately 10% of the adult population.
Clinical FeaturesThe four core symptoms required for diagnosis are as follows: An urge to move the legs: usually caused or accompanied by an unpleasant sensation in the legs Symptoms begin or worsen with rest Partial or complete relief by movement Worsening during the evening or nightSymptoms most commonly begin in the legs, but can spread to or even begin in the upper limbs. The unpleasant sensation is often described as a creepy-crawly feeling, par…