Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in restless legs syndrome patients

BALABAN H. , Yildiz Ö. , Cil G., Senturk I. A. , ERSELCAN T. , Bolayir E. , ...More

SLEEP MEDICINE, vol.13, no.7, pp.953-957, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sleep.2012.04.009
  • Title of Journal : SLEEP MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.953-957


Objective: Restless legs syndrome is characterised by discomfort during rest and an urge to move the limbs that is accompanied by abnormal sensations. Studies on disease pathophysiology have focused on dopaminergic dysfunction. Vitamin D may play an important role in dopamine function, but the role of vitamin Din restless legs syndrome has not been examined. We compared the serum vitamin D levels of RLS patients and matched controls and explored the correlation of plasma vitamin D levels with disease severity.