Painless legs moving toes in a patient with Wilson's disease

Spiridon Papapetripoulos, Carlos Singer

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We describe and present a video of a 20-year-old woman with Wilson's disease (WD) who developed the painless variant of painful legs and moving toes (PLMT) syndrome. The symptoms appeared during a subsequent minor exacerbation of her extrapyramidal symptomatology, only to gradually disappear 3 to 4 months later. We suggest that, in our case, a structural central nervous system lesion caused by WD may have been associated with the development of PLMT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-580
Number of pages2
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006


  • Etiology
  • Moving toes
  • Painful legs
  • Painless legs
  • Wilson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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