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Hey Jay, interesting question. I found this paper published by Lee et. al., titled "Poststroke restless legs syndrome and lesion location: anatomical considerations." In the paper they discuss how subcortical areas such as the pyramidal tract and basal ganglia-brainstem axis are involved in both motor functions as well as the sleep-wake cycle, and thus RLS symptoms can arise after these areas suffer ischemic stroke!

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