What are the common secondary causes of restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Secondary RLS can develop as a result of certain conditions or factors, particularly iron deficiency and peripheral neuropathy. [6, 7] Because of the prevalence of these conditions in the general population, their association with RLS must be interpreted with caution.


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