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Neurology. 2005 Nov 22;65(10):1652-3.

Increased frequency of restless legs syndrome in a French-Canadian population with multiple sclerosis.

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Centre Hospitalier, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


The authors evaluated the co-occurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restless legs syndrome (RLS) using an RLS questionnaire. They evaluated 200 patients with MS, 100 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and 100 controls, all French-Canadians. They found that 37.5% of MS patients, 31% of RA patients, and 16% of controls fulfilled the criteria for RLS. MS can cause RLS, or MS and RLS may have common susceptibility factors.

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