Abstract

Neuroimaging, analysis of cerebrospinal fluid, and studies on postmortem tissue are generating data that support the concept that iron availability to the brain is a contributory process to, if not a cause of, restless legs syndrome. These data are reviewed and related to the dopaminergic system because of the use of dopamine agents in treating restless legs syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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