Fifteen minute consultation: Tremor in children

Prasad, Manish; Ong, Min Tsui; Whitehouse, William P.
August 2014
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Education & Practice Edition;Aug2014, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p130
Academic Journal
Tremor is defined as a rhythmic, involuntary, oscillatory movement of body parts. Although constituting nearly 20% of presentations with paediatric movement disorders, tremor in childhood, beginning in the neonatal period, has rarely been described in the literature. Tremor may be an isolated finding or a part of associated neurological or systemic disorders. In this review we aim to discuss the classification, aetiology, clinical features and management of various tremor syndromes in childhood.


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