Clinical and polysomnographic features of a large Turkish pedigree with restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movements

BABACAN YILDIZ G., Gursoy E., KOLUKISA M., Karakose F., Akkoyunlu E. M. , Celebi A., ...Daha Fazla

SLEEP AND BREATHING, cilt.17, ss.741-746, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11325-012-0756-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.741-746


Restless leg syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements (PLMS) are common neurological diseases often associated with insomnia. A familial aggregation in RLS has been identified since it was first described; however, inheritance patterns of RLS/PLMS are poorly understood and their exact pathophysiology is not well-known. We have identified a Turkish pedigree with RLS/PLMS, which is a rare condition, in five generations of a family, including nine affected family members.