Family study of restless legs syndrome in Quebec, Canada: clinical characterization of 671 familial cases.

@article{Xiong2010FamilySO,
  title={Family study of restless legs syndrome in Quebec, Canada: clinical characterization of 671 familial cases.},
  author={L Xiong and Jacques Y. Montplaisir and Alex D{\'e}sautels and Amina Barhdadi and Gustavo Turecki and Anastasia Levchenko and Pascale Thibodeau and Marie-Pierre Dub{\'e} and Claudia Gaspar and Guy Rouleau},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={617-22}
}
OBJECTIVES To fully ascertain the familial aggregation of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and to characterize the clinical features of familial RLS (fRLS) cases. DESIGN A case series survey with a high response rate. SETTING Academic research center. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive RLS probands (n = 249) were followed up in a specialized sleep center for 15 years. A total of 671 cases of fRLS met the current standard diagnostic criteria, including 192 probands characterized using multidimensional… CONTINUE READING

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