restless legs syndrome

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Related to Ekbom syndrome: Couvade Syndrome, Cotard Syndrome, Ekbom Disease

restless legs syndrome

[‚rest·ləs ′legz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A condition that is characterized by intense disagreeable feelings in the legs at rest and repose with compulsion to move the legs to get relief from these symptoms, peak onset usually occurs during middle age, and the disorder tends to become more severe with age.
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We will present two patients with Ekbom syndrome from the Dermatology Clinic of "St.
Restless legs, or Ekbom syndrome as some doctors call it, affects as many as one in 20 people and can be very annoying.
Some doctors don't believe in Ekbom syndrome, which causes a burning sensation in the legs and feet that may be relieved by moving them, sometimes continuously.