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A 52-Year-Old Man with Flying Legs at Night

Fahd Zarrouf and Kumar Budur

in A Case a Week: Sleep Disorders from the Cleveland Clinic

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Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780195377729
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195377729.003.0046
A 52-Year-Old Man with Flying Legs at Night

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Case 44 introduces a 52-year-old man who presented with difficulty staying asleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and fatigue for the past 2 to 3 years. Sleep was described as restless, and his “legs appear to fly sometimes” but no dream enactment, snoring, or witnessed apneas were reported. A previous PSG has reported mild sleep apnea with prescribed CPAP. Past medical history was significant for hypertension, coronary artery disease, hypothyroidism, and peptic ulcer disease. His medications included amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, levothyroxine, lovastatin, aspirin, and famotidine.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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