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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-43

Restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movements, febrile seizures and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in an Indian family

Department of Neurology, GB Pant Hospital, JLN Marg, New Delhi, India

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Meena Gupta
Department of Neurology, 5th Floor, Academic Block, GB Pant Hospital, JLN Marg, New Delhi-110 002
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.93277

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Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological disorder which can affect individuals of all age groups and incidence increasing with age. It can cause severe sleep disruption and negatively impact quality of life of an individual. Its diagnosis is clinical, based on essential criteria of International RLS Study Group. It can be idiopathic or associated with various medical and other neurological disorders. Idiopathic RLS can be sporadic or may have a familial inheritance, with several genetic loci been reported till date. RLS has a strong association with periodic limb movements, both sleep and awake. Very few studies of familial RLS/Periodic limb movements in sleep and their associations have been reported. We report an Indian family with autosomal dominant RLS/PLMS, with RLS and PLMS as well as psychiatric disorders, febrile seizures and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in different family members, over three generations.

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