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Restless Legs Syndrome in Chronic Pulmonary Disease

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5738.796 (Published 26 December 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:796
  1. J. D. Spillane

    Abstract

    Eight consecutive patients referred for neurological opinion because of very severe “restless legs” all suffered from chronic pulmonary disease. It was considered that the restless legs syndrome was not a metabolic consequence of respiratory failure but a nervous manifestation of their invalidism.

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