In which age group is restless legs syndrome (RLS) most often diagnosed?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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RLS is often unrecognized or misdiagnosed. [3, 7] Many patients are not diagnosed until 10-20 years after symptom onset. RLS may begin at any age, even as early as infancy, but most patients who are affected severely are middle-aged or older. (See Epidemiology, Presentation, and Workup.)


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