The prevalence and impact of restless legs syndrome on patients with iron deficiency anemia

  title={The prevalence and impact of restless legs syndrome on patients with iron deficiency anemia},
  author={R. Allen and Sarah Auerbach and Huzefa Bahrain and M. Auerbach and C. Earley},
  journal={American Journal of Hematology},
  • R. Allen, Sarah Auerbach, +2 authors C. Earley
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Hematology
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) a common, under‐recognized disorder disrupts sleep and diminishes quality of life. Despite a clear relation between low peripheral iron and increased prevalence and severity of RLS, the prevalence and clinical significance of RLS in iron‐deficient anemic (IDA) populations is unknown. In this study all new patients referred for anemia to a community‐based hematology practice over a 1‐year period (March 2011–2012) were included if they had IDA and no RLS treatment… CONTINUE READING
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