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The International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Diagnostic Criteria
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Supplemental for Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The essential diagnostic criteria for restless legs syndrome were developed and approved by the executive committee of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group. Patients are diagnosed with definite RLS if all four essential criteria as described by the IRLSSG are fulfilled in the past year.
The IRLSSG Criteria is internationally accepted and widely used.
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Document last updated March 2018