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Epidemiology of Restless Legs Syndrome

Israel Machtey, MD
Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(3):483-484. doi:.
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The interesting report by Phillips et al1 on restless legs syndrome (RLS) calls for additional epidemiological data in patients from regions other than the United States.

My own experience spans a quarter of a century and relates to 3 study groups of patients: 1 rather large sample of over 2300 patients with musculoskeletal disorders and 2 separate groups of patients (n = 80 and n = 82) with RLS.

Whereas we did not find any distinctive ethnicity-related differences in the incidence of RLS among our patients in Israel, there were some interesting epidemiological findings:

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February 12, 2001
Barbara Phillips, MD, MSPH
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