Restless legs syndrome and sleep problems in children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus type 1.

@article{Happe2005RestlessLS,
  title={Restless legs syndrome and sleep problems in children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus type 1.},
  author={Svenja Happe and N Treptau and Ralph Ziegler and Elke Harms},
  journal={Neuropediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={98-103}
}
The restless legs syndrome (RLS) occurs in adulthood with a prevalence of 5 to 10% and can be associated with diabetes mellitus. The prevalence in childhood, however, is unknown. We asked consecutive children with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus as well as their parents and siblings about RLS according to a standardised questionnaire. Altogether, 46 patients (25 female, 12.0 +/- 3.7 years), 50 siblings (29 female, 12.3 +/- 5.5 years) and 75 parents (41 mothers, 40.4 +/- 5.1 years… CONTINUE READING

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