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Deep brain stimulation of the GPi treats restless legs syndrome associated with dystonia

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  • Michael S. Okun MD,

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    1. Departments of Neurology, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    2. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    • University of Florida, Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, PO Box 100236, Gainesville, FL 32610
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  • Hubert H. Fernandez MD,

    1. Departments of Neurology, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
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  • Kelly D. Foote MD

    1. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
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Abstract

We report on the case of a woman with generalized dystonia and restless legs syndrome whose restless legs resolved after bilateral internal globus pallidus deep brain stimulation, and recurred unilaterally after an infection required removal of one of the devices. © 2004 Movement Disorder Society

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