Essential Tremor: A Comprehensive OverviewBhupendra Shah*
Department of Internal Medicine, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bhupendra Shah
Department of Internal Medicine
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal
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Received date: April 19, 2017; Accepted date: May 23, 2017; Published date: May 28, 2017
Citation: Shah B (2017) Essential Tremor: A Comprehensive Overview. J Neurol Disord 5:343. doi:10.4172/2329-6895.1000343
Copyright: © 2017 Shah B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Essential tremor is the most prevalent form of movement disorders in the world and is 10 times more prevalent than that of Parkinson’s disease. Even though it is traditionally considered as a benign disease all the patients of essential tremor have tremor induced disabilities. Essential tremor which shows kinetic, postural and resting is tremor mimicker of all tremor associated disease so often misdiagnosed and mismanaged. This article is authors’ endeavor to summarize the facts in different publications on essential tremor. Electronic databases like MEDLINE/Pub Med, Google Scholar, IMSEAR (Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region) and Scopemed were extensively searched with MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) terms “essential tremor”, “clinical features” “pathophysiology” and “treatment” from the earliest possible date of 1966 to Feb 2017. Articles in any languages especially those published in recent years were given preference. This review deals mostly with the clinical features and evidence-based management of essential tremor.