How is augmentation of restless legs syndrome (RLS) defined?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Patients whose RLS is well controlled but who develop reemergence or augmentation of symptoms should undergo repeat evaluation of their iron status. Augmentation is defined the presence of 1 or more of the following:

  • Earlier onset of symptoms during the evening or after assumption of a restful position

  • Increased intensity of symptoms in the morning

  • Extension of symptoms to the upper part of the body


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