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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a lifelong sensory-motor neurological disorder that often begins at a young age but is mostly diagnosed later in life. It is more prevalent in women and increases with age. RLS is characterized by an urge to move the legs accompanied by uncomfortable sensations that worsen during periods of rest.

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Restless Leg Syndrome PPT Summary

  1. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a sensory-motor neurological disorder that begins at a young age but is usually diagnosed later in life and is more prevalent in women.
  2. RLS shares pathophysiology and treatment options with Periodic Limb Movement (PLM), which is often present in RLS patients.
  3. The diagnosis of RLS is based on specific criteria established by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG).
  4. The pathophysiology of RLS involves abnormalities in iron and dopamine dysfunction in the central nervous system.
  5. Treatment options for RLS include dopaminergic agents, benzodiazepine receptor agonists, and antiepileptic agents.


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