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Inheritance and Genetics of Restless Legs Syndrome

Inheritance and Genetics Information

Inheritance of Restless Legs Syndrome: RLS is known to run in some families--parents may pass the condition on to their children. (Source: excerpt from Restless Legs Syndrome: NWHIC)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Restless Legs Syndrome refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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