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[Paraesthesia in the legs].

Authors
  • Eisensehr, Ilonka
Type
Published Article
Journal
MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Publication Date
Oct 18, 2007
Volume
149
Issue
42
Identifiers
PMID: 17987722
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Paraesthesia in the legs can have numerous causes. In addition to the restless legs syndrome, other primary causes include venous insufficiency in the leg, propriospinal myoclonus, nocturnal leg cramps, peripheral polyneuropathy that affects mostly the legs or neuroleptic drug-induced akathisia. Through detailed questioning of the patient, restless legs syndrome can be specifically distinguished from the other named differential diagnoses.

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