Willis-Ekbom disease


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Wil·lis-Ek·bom disease

(wĭl′ĭs-ĕk′bəm)
[After Thomas Willis (1621-1675), English physician, and Karl-Axel, Ekbom (1907-1977), Swedish neurologist.]
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RLS was first reported in 1945 by Ekbom1 and is also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED).
A Also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, restless legs syndrome (RLS) affects as many as one in 10 American adults, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Silber MH, Becker PM, Earley C, Garcia-Borreguero D, Ondo WG; Medical Advisory Board of the Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation.
RLS, which is also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, is a common sleep disorder characterised by a strong urge to move the legs at night.