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Mov Disord. 2011 Jan;26(1):18-23. doi: 10.1002/mds.23289. Epub 2010 Dec 10.

Tremor--some controversial aspects.

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Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom. n.quinn@ion.ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

The commonest cause of pathological tremor is essential tremor (ET). However, it has proved difficult to identify genetic mutations causing ET, particularly because other causes of tremor continue to be misdiagnosed as ET. Whether subjects with dystonia or Parkinson's disease (PD) carry an increased genetic risk of developing ET, or vice versa, is controversial. In addition, the notion of a separate disorder of benign tremulous parkinsonism (BTP) has been debated. This article gives a selective viewpoint on some areas of uncertainty and controversy in tremor.

PMID:
21322015
DOI:
10.1002/mds.23289
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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