Tremors: Essential Tremor and Beyond

Tremor is a fairly common movement disorder presenting to an outpatient pediatric neurology practice. Tremors can be primary or secondary to underlying neurological or systemic diseases. When assessing a child with tremor, it is paramount to assess the phenomenology of the tremor, determine the presence or absence of other neurologic signs and symptoms, and the possible modifying influence of medications. Proper classification is essential for specific diagnosis and prompt adequate management. Treatment considerations should take into account objective assessment of tremor severity and the degree of disability or impairment experienced by the child.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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