ISSN :2822-5872
Northwestern Medical Journal
Is restless legs syndrome associated with Helicobacter pylori infection? [ACH Medical Journal]
ACH Medical Journal. 2023; 2(1): 7-14 | DOI: 10.5505/achmedj.2023.09719

Is restless legs syndrome associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?

Mustafa Kaplan1, Aysu Yetiş2, Ömer Öztürk3, Volkan Gokbulut3, Orhan Coşkun3
1Kayseri Memorial Hospital, Gastroenterology Clinic, Kayseri
2Ahi Evran University Training and Research Hospital, Neurology Clinic, Kırşehir
3Ankara City Hospital, Gastroenterology Clinic, Ankara

INTRODUCTION: In this study, we aimed to investigate the frequency of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with and without helicobacter pylori (HP) detected in pathology.
METHODS: This study was carried out prospectively between January-June 2019 with patients who had dyspeptic complaints and underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsy. The frequency of RLS was compared between the two groups by applying a questionnaire to patients with and without HP.
RESULTS: The study was carried out with 96 patients, 72 HP positive and 24 HP negative. Fifty-two of the patients were women (54%) and 44 were men (46%). The mean age of patients was 44. When the positivity of patients in terms of HP was examined, 1+ HP in 24 patients (25%), 2+ HP in 24 patients (25%) and 3 + HP in 24 patients (25%) were detected. 13 patients were diagnosed as RLS with the questionnaires (14%). The average age of these patients was 41. 9 patients were women (69%) and 4 patients were men (31%). Only two of these patients smoked (15%). When patients were classified according to whether they had HP or not, the rate of HBS was 8.3% in patients who were HP negative, while this rate was 12.5% in patients with 1+ HP, 12.5% in patients with 2+ HP and 21% in patients with 3+ HP.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In this study, it was shown that the rate of RLS was 14% in patients with dyspeptic complaints who had endoscopy and the rate of RLS increased with HP severity.

Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, Restless leg syndrome, Dyspepsia

Mustafa Kaplan, Aysu Yetiş, Ömer Öztürk, Volkan Gokbulut, Orhan Coşkun. Is restless legs syndrome associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?. ACH Medical Journal. 2023; 2(1): 7-14

Corresponding Author: Mustafa Kaplan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English