Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2012     Vol 37     No 4
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      UDK 616.8-009.12

ISSN 035-2899, 37(2012) br.4 p.239-243

Review article

“Restless legs syndrome” – the most common among those we have never heard
"Sindrom nemirnih nogu" - najčešći među onima za koje nikada nismo čuli

Slađana Anđelić
Gradski zavod za hitnu medicinsku pomoć Beograd, Srbija



Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterised by an irresistible urge to move the legs especially at rest. Symptoms worsen in the evening and night and improve with activity such as walking. Doctors specialized in different clinical fields encounter patients with RLS, but they rarely diagnose it due to being uninformed. Primary RLS types are often familial, while the secondary RLS types are most often caused by pregnancy, uremia, iron deficiency, diabetes, polyneuropathy, the use of certain medications. The diagnosis is based on international diagnostic criteria. The treatment is based on the use of dopaminergic agents, opioids, anticonvulsants and benzodiazepines.
Key words: Restless legs syndrome – diagnosis, drug therapy

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian
      Corresponding Address:
Slađana Anđelić
Gradski zavod za hitnu medicinsku pomoć
Ul. Franša d'Eperea 5, 11000 Beograd
Paper received: 5. 10 . 2012
Paper accepted: 5. 11. 2012
Paper Internet issues: 8.3.2013.
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