Ekbom syndrome

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Related to Ekbom syndrome: Couvade Syndrome, Cotard Syndrome, Ekbom Disease
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Synonyms for Ekbom syndrome

feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia)

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Ekbom syndrome presents clinically as: patient describes itching triggered by parasites crawling under the skin.
Dr Miriam says: Some doctors don't believe in Ekbom syndrome, restless legs, which causes a burning sensation in the legs and feet that may be relieved by moving them, sometimes continuously.
In some places Ekbom syndrome is still used, but it was the Swedish doctor himself who coined restless legs syndrome in 1945, and that stuck.
About one in 20 people over the age of 40 suffer from restless legs or Ekbom syndrome - an irresistible urge to move your legs at night, often accompanied by twitching and a feeling that something is crawling under your skin.