A patient with tremor, part 1: making the diagnosis

Kumar, Hrishikesh; Jog, Mandar
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/20/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 13, p1507
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a simple stepwise approach in diagnosing tremor. It says that tremor is a usual symptom in primary care and is defined as rhythmic, involuntary oscillations of a body part that involves alternate contraction of agonistic and antagonistic muscle groups. It mentions that the approach consists of identification of the pattern of tremor, phenomenologic classification, and cause determination, endorsed by the consensus statement on tremor of The Movement Disorder Society.


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