A case of reversible restless legs syndrome (RLS) and sleep-related eating disorder relapse triggered by acute right leg herpes zoster infection: literature review of spinal cord and peripheral nervous system contributions to RLS.

Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, Hennepin County Medical Center, The University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA.
Sleep Medicine (Impact Factor: 3.1). 06/2010; 11(6):583-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2009.11.007
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ABSTRACT Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is thought to be due to abnormalities of iron metabolism in the central nervous system; however, occasional cases are associated with lesions of the spinal cord, spinal rootlets, and peripheral nervous system. This is a case report of RLS exacerbated by shingles with a review of the literature of extra-cerebral lesions or disorders causing or contributing to RLS.

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