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J Korean Sleep Res Soc. 2006;3(2):93-96.         doi: https://doi.org/10.13078/jksrs.06016
Adult-onset Sleep Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
Jung Hwa Lee, Hee-Jin Kim, Hyang Woon Lee, Eun Yeon Joo
1Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University
2Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Eun Yeon Joo ,Tel: +82-2-3410-3599, Fax: +82-2-3410-0052, Email: jey1220@freechal.com
Received: December 1, 2006   Accepted: December 17, 2006   Published online: December 31, 2006
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Rhythmic movement disorder (RMD) is a group of stereotyped, repetitive movements, which typically occur before sleep onset and are sustained into light sleep. RMD may appear at an older age due to an injury to the central nervous system. Here we report a patient who has adult-onset RMD (head rolling, body rocking, and leg banging) with restless leg syndrome. RMD interrupted the night sleep and made her sleepy during the day. With clonazepam and ropinirole, her symptoms much improved.
Keywords: Rhythmic movement disorder | Head rolling | Body rocking
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