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When it comes to "Restless Legs Syndrome" - MS Patients are at Higher Risk than General Population

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:24pm
By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter
Fri Jun 27, 7:02 PM ET

FRIDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis are at a greater risk than the general population for developing restless legs syndrome (RLS), a new Italian study suggests.

"This is important, because RLS is one of the symptoms that can seriously affect an MS patient's quality of life, even more than a lot of other problems MS patients face," said lead researcher Dr. Giovanni Cossu, a neurologist at Brudzu Hospital in Cagliari, Italy. "Therapies for RLS [such as] dopamine agonists are normally very effective and can restore this quality of life, " he added.

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