Essential tremor (ET)
a progressive neurological disorder.
autosomal dominant familial essential tremor gene, FET1, to chromosome 3q13.
Links: The prevalence of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia may be increased in families with essential tremor,
- involuntary rhythmic movements of the limbs, head or neck.
- tremor of the arms that is apparent during voluntary movements such as eating and writing.
Treatment and Management:
surgery or injections of botulinum toxin in affected area.
Benedickz, John et al. 1997. Mapping of a familial essential tremor gene, FET1, chromosome 3q13. Nature Genetics. 17: 84-87.
Encarnacion et al. 2002. Management of Essential Tremor. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2 (4) 324-330.