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., ...More

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.17, no.2, pp.741-746, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-012-0756-5
  • Title of Journal : SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.