Restless legs syndrome, pica, and iron status in blood donors.

  title={Restless legs syndrome, pica, and iron status in blood donors.},
  author={Bryan R. Spencer and Steven H. Kleinman and David G. Wright and Simone A. Glynn and David B. Rye and Joseph E Kiss and Alan E Mast and Ritchard G. Cable},
  volume={53 8},
BACKGROUND The association of blood donation-related iron deficiency with pica or restless legs syndrome (RLS) remains poorly elucidated. This study evaluated the prevalence of RLS and pica in blood donors completing the REDS-II Iron Status Evaluation (RISE) study. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS RISE enrolled 2425 blood donors in a prospective cohort study; 1334 donors provided blood samples to characterize iron status and answered a questionnaire inquiring into symptoms of RLS and pica at a final… CONTINUE READING
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