Restless Legs Syndrome
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
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.
- 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 night
[Answers are: 1. Symptoms start with sleep-True; 2. Dystonia and myoclonus-True; 3. Symptoms aggravate with dopaminergic agonist-False; 4. Normal Brain MRI-True; 5. Sensory symptoms on awakening-False]