A restless abdomen and propriospinal myoclonus like at sleep onset: An unusual overlap syndrome

Simone Baiardi, Chiara La Morgia, Susanna Mondini, Fabio Cirignotta

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Abstract

We report for the first time the association between restless abdomen, a phenotypic variant of restless legs syndrome in which symptoms are limited to the abdomen, and propriospinal myoclonus at sleep onset causing severe insomnia. The treatment with a lowdosage of dopaminergic drug (pramipexole) induced the immediate disappearance of both symptoms, which was documented by video-polysomnography.

Original languageEnglish
Article number473
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 27 2015

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Myoclonus
Abdomen
Sleep
Restless Legs Syndrome
Dopamine Agents
Polysomnography
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Therapeutics
pramipexole

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A restless abdomen and propriospinal myoclonus like at sleep onset : An unusual overlap syndrome. / Baiardi, Simone; La Morgia, Chiara; Mondini, Susanna; Cirignotta, Fabio.

In: BMJ Case Reports, Vol. 2015, 473, 27.03.2015.

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