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Restless legs syndrome triggered by heart surgery

Restless legs syndrome triggered by heart surgery
Restless legs syndrome triggered by heart surgery
This report presents the case of a 9-year-old child with a familial history of restless legs syndrome who began to complain of restless legs syndrome symptoms after heart surgery. Hypotheses on the potential interactions between genetic and environmental factors in the development of her restless legs syndrome are discussed. Increasing evidence supports reduced brain iron in the pathophysiology of idiopathic restless legs syndrome. It is possible that the child inherited a compromised brain and peripheral iron regulation, which predisposed her to restless legs syndrome. The interaction between her dysfunctional iron management and her intraoperatory blood loss may have led to a significant decrease in brain iron, triggering restless legs syndrome symptoms. Other factors, such as immobilization and sleep deprivation after surgery, may have contributed to trigger the restless legs syndrome symptoms. If confirmed by further evidence, this patient suggests the need to carefully monitor for restless legs syndrome symptoms in young surgical patients who present with a familial history of restless legs syndrome.
223-226
Cortese, Samuele
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Konofal, Eric
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Lecendreux, Michel
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Mouren, Marie-Christine
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Bernardina, Bernardo Dalla
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Cortese, Samuele
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Konofal, Eric
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Lecendreux, Michel
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Mouren, Marie-Christine
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Bernardina, Bernardo Dalla
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Cortese, Samuele, Konofal, Eric, Lecendreux, Michel, Mouren, Marie-Christine and Bernardina, Bernardo Dalla (2006) Restless legs syndrome triggered by heart surgery. Pediatric Neurology, 35 (3), 223-226. (doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2006.02.006). (PMID:16939866)

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Abstract

This report presents the case of a 9-year-old child with a familial history of restless legs syndrome who began to complain of restless legs syndrome symptoms after heart surgery. Hypotheses on the potential interactions between genetic and environmental factors in the development of her restless legs syndrome are discussed. Increasing evidence supports reduced brain iron in the pathophysiology of idiopathic restless legs syndrome. It is possible that the child inherited a compromised brain and peripheral iron regulation, which predisposed her to restless legs syndrome. The interaction between her dysfunctional iron management and her intraoperatory blood loss may have led to a significant decrease in brain iron, triggering restless legs syndrome symptoms. Other factors, such as immobilization and sleep deprivation after surgery, may have contributed to trigger the restless legs syndrome symptoms. If confirmed by further evidence, this patient suggests the need to carefully monitor for restless legs syndrome symptoms in young surgical patients who present with a familial history of restless legs syndrome.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 February 2006
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 August 2006
Published date: September 2006
Organisations: Clinical Neuroscience

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Local EPrints ID: 380470
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/380470
PURE UUID: 2c37d67e-8baf-46a2-ad97-0317fe41d71a
ORCID for Samuele Cortese: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5877-8075

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Date deposited: 15 Sep 2015 12:43
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:21

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