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New-onset restless leg syndrome in a COVID-19 patient: a case report with literature review.
Pan Afr Med J. 2021; 38:318.PA

Abstract

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder characterized by the sudden urge to move the lower limbs during periods of rest accompanied by an unpleasant sensation like tingling or burning in the legs. Often, this urge is partially relieved by the movement of legs. However, it causes disturbance of sleep leading to daytime fatigue. Herein, we present an unusual case of new-onset of restless leg syndrome in a COVID-19 infected patient who presented three weeks after an uncomplicated delivery via caesarean section. The patient was managed with sleep hygiene measures, oral iron and vitamin C tablets apart from general COVID-19 management medications, subsequently leading to significant improvements. Here we have discussed possible associated factors, pathophysiological mechanisms and management of RLS in the case of COVID infected individuals.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.Department of Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.Department of Internal Medicine, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan.Department of Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.Department of Neurology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.Department of Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.Department of Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34285741

Citation

Mohiuddin, Osama, et al. "New-onset Restless Leg Syndrome in a COVID-19 Patient: a Case Report With Literature Review." The Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 38, 2021, p. 318.
Mohiuddin O, Khan AA, Shah SMI, et al. New-onset restless leg syndrome in a COVID-19 patient: a case report with literature review. Pan Afr Med J. 2021;38:318.
Mohiuddin, O., Khan, A. A., Shah, S. M. I., Malick, M. D. Z., Memon, S. F., Jalees, S., & Yasmin, F. (2021). New-onset restless leg syndrome in a COVID-19 patient: a case report with literature review. The Pan African Medical Journal, 38, 318. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2021.38.318.28836
Mohiuddin O, et al. New-onset Restless Leg Syndrome in a COVID-19 Patient: a Case Report With Literature Review. Pan Afr Med J. 2021;38:318. PubMed PMID: 34285741.
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TY - JOUR T1 - New-onset restless leg syndrome in a COVID-19 patient: a case report with literature review. AU - Mohiuddin,Osama, AU - Khan,Anosh Aslam, AU - Shah,Syed Muhammad Ismail, AU - Malick,Mohammad Daniyal Zafar, AU - Memon,Shehzeen Fatima, AU - Jalees,Sumeen, AU - Yasmin,Farah, Y1 - 2021/03/30/ PY - 2021/03/12/received PY - 2021/03/21/accepted PY - 2021/7/21/entrez PY - 2021/7/22/pubmed PY - 2021/7/27/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Restless leg syndrome KW - case report KW - sleep SP - 318 EP - 318 JF - The Pan African medical journal JO - Pan Afr Med J VL - 38 N2 - Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder characterized by the sudden urge to move the lower limbs during periods of rest accompanied by an unpleasant sensation like tingling or burning in the legs. Often, this urge is partially relieved by the movement of legs. However, it causes disturbance of sleep leading to daytime fatigue. Herein, we present an unusual case of new-onset of restless leg syndrome in a COVID-19 infected patient who presented three weeks after an uncomplicated delivery via caesarean section. The patient was managed with sleep hygiene measures, oral iron and vitamin C tablets apart from general COVID-19 management medications, subsequently leading to significant improvements. Here we have discussed possible associated factors, pathophysiological mechanisms and management of RLS in the case of COVID infected individuals. SN - 1937-8688 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34285741/New-onset_restless_leg_syndrome_in_a_COVID-19_patient:_a_case_report_with_literature_review. L2 - https://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/38/318/full/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -