By: DEBRA L. BECK, Family Practice News Digital Network
AT SLEEP 2014
Data source: Review of 537 children (1-18 yrs) referred to the University of Michigan pediatric sleep clinic.
Disclosures: The study was supported by a grant from the Charles Woodson Fund for Clinical Research.
In both adults and children, iron deficiency has been linked to the presence and severity of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS). For adults, a serum ferritin less than 50 mcg/L is the threshold commonly used to guide iron supplementation for patients with RLS or PLMS.