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Association of body rolling, leg rolling, and rhythmic feet movements in a young adult: A video-polysomnographic study performed before and after one night of clonazepam

Authors

  • Giovanni Merlino MD,

    1. Sleep Disorder Center, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy
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  • Anna Serafini MD,

    1. Sleep Disorder Center, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy
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  • Pierluigi Dolso MD,

    1. Sleep Disorder Center, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy
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  • Roberto Canesin,

    1. Sleep Disorder Center, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy
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  • Mariarosaria Valente MD,

    1. Sleep Disorder Center, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy
    2. DPMSC, University of Udine, Italy
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  • Gian Luigi Gigli MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Sleep Disorder Center, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy
    2. DPMSC, University of Udine, Italy
    • Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Abstract

We report clinical and polysomnographic data of a young adult affected by several forms of rhythmic movement disorder (RMD), present in the same night, including a new kind of it, known as rhythmic feet movements. The patient was monitored by means of three consecutive video-polysomnographic recordings, the first two performed to confirm the presence of the sleep disorder and the last one to observe the acute effectiveness of clonazepam on rhythmic movements. We discuss the characteristics of the RMD and the response to the first administration of pharmacological treatment, observed in our patient. © 2007 Movement Disorder Society

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