ISSN 2149-7893 | E-ISSN 2536-507X
Case Report
Restless Leg Syndrome: Role of Iron and Vitamin D Deficiencies
1 Department of Neurology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus  
Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3: 114-116
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2018.347
Key Words: Restless leg syndrome, augmentation, iron deficiency, vitamin D
Abstract

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common sensoriomotor neurological disorder. Its incidence increases with age. Despite its frequency, RLS can be underdiagnosed in clinical practice. Timely diagnosis of RLS, evaluation of exacerbating factors, management of symptoms, choosing appropriate treatments, and monitoring side effects, such as augmentation, all have clinical significance. Herein, we report a patient with severe RLS symptoms suffering from dopaminergic augmentation in whom excellent clinical improvement was achieved by tapering off the dopaminergic agent, treating iron deficiency anemia (an exacerbating factor), and providing vitamin D supplementation.


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: Diker S. Restless Leg Syndrome: Role of Iron and Vitamin D Deficiencies. Cyprus J Med Sci 2018; 3: 114-6.

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