Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Restless Legs Underlying Cause

The cause of restless legs syndrome is unknown, but the condition may be inherited.

Conditions that are associated with restless legs syndrome include:


Medications that are associated with restless legs syndrome include:

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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