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Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 273–277 | Cite as

An update on essential tremor

  • Rodger J. ElbleEmail author
  • Günther Deuschl
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Abstract

Essential tremor is a well-defined syndrome of postural and kinetic tremor in a characteristic distribution. In some patients, impaired tandem walking, intention tremor, and rest tremor are also seen. An increasing body of clinical, neuropathological, and epidemiologic evidence suggests that essential tremor is a heterogeneous disorder. The evidence is discussed in this update. Recent advances in the treatment of this condition are also reviewed.

Keywords

Deep Brain Stimulation Essential Tremor Cervical Dystonia Sodium Oxybate Intention Tremor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfieldUSA

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