Editor's Correspondence
February 12, 2001

Epidemiology of Restless Legs Syndrome

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(3):483-484. doi:

The interesting report by Phillips et al1 on restless legs syndrome (RLS) calls for additional epidemiological data in patients from regions other than the United States.

My own experience spans a quarter of a century and relates to 3 study groups of patients: 1 rather large sample of over 2300 patients with musculoskeletal disorders and 2 separate groups of patients (n = 80 and n = 82) with RLS.

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