Medical Definition of Restless Anal Syndrome

Reviewed on 10/4/2021

Restless anal syndrome is a proposed variant of restless legs syndrome described in a 2021 case report in relation to an infection with the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2). It was described by doctors in Japan after a patient with COVID-19 disease developed restless, deep anal discomfort associated with an urge to move that worsened with rest and in the evening and improved with exercise.

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Nakamura, I., Itoi, T. & Inoue, T. "Case report of restless anal syndrome as restless legs syndrome variant after COVID-19." BMC Infect Dis 21.993 (2021). <https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-021-06683-7>.