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Here is a quick mnemonic “LEG TWITCH to remember about Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder : How To Remember Easily ?

  • L – Legs twitch during sleep disruption.
  • E – Extensions of great toe and dorsiflexion of the foot occur.
  • G – Great toe shows movements resembling a triple flexion reflex.
  • T – Twitches recur every 20-40 seconds during NREM sleep.
  • W – Wakefulness is interrupted by frequent arousals caused by leg movements.
  • I – Insomnia and daytime sleepiness can result from PLMD.
  • T – Tibialis anterior muscle is recorded during polysomnogram.
  • C – Common medications for RLS can improve leg movements in PLMD.
  • H – Hours-long episodes of leg twitches may occur.

Mnemonic : LEG TWITCH

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