Restless legs may be associated with the post-polio syndrome

Elisa De Grandis, Pablo Mir, Mark J. Edwards, Kailash P. Bhatia

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Abstract

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been described in association with a number of conditions including iron deficiency, neuropathy and Parkinson's disease. Here we report a patient who developed RLS concurrent with the development of classic post-polio syndrome (PPS), 40 years after recovery from an episode of paralytic poliomyelitis. PPS is still frequently encountered in neurological practice, and clinicians should be aware of the possibility of associated RLS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-75
Number of pages2
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Secondary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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