Restless Leg Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease in women with iron deficiency anemia.

Kolukisa M. , Soysal P. , GULTEKIN T. O. , Karatoprak C. , Bilgen H. R. , Gursoy A. E.

Ideggyogyaszati szemle, cilt.69, ss.356-360, 2016 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 69
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18071/isz.69.0356
  • Dergi Adı: Ideggyogyaszati szemle
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.356-360


Background and purpose - Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED) is a common condition associated with reduced quality of life and other medical conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases. Despite its common occurrence, it is widely underdiagnosed and undertreated. Therefore, identification of high-risk individuals for RLS/WED bears diagnostic and therapeutic significance. Iron deficiency anemia has a role in the pathophysiology of RLS/WED and both conditions have been reported to occur higher in females. In this study, the frequency of RLS/WED among women diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia was examined as well as laboratory variables that could guide the clinician in the diagnosis of RLS/WED.