Restless legs may be associated with the post-polio syndrome – Source: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, online Mar 28, 2008

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.

Source: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2008 Mar 26. PMID: 18374619, by De Grandis E, Mir P, Edwards MJ, Bhatia KP. Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, London, UK; G Gaslini Institute, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. ,/p>

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