Focal task-specific tremors

Valerie L. Soland, Kailash P. Bhatia, Maria A. Volonte, C. David Marsden

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Focal task-specific tremors besides primary writing tremor have rarely been reported in the literature. We describe nine cases of focal tremors induced by different specific tasks, involving a repetitive and frequently performed movement. Only one of these patients had a family history of any similar disorders. There was no overt dystonia in any of the cases, but these tremors may be forms of focal dystonia, rather than a manifestation of essential tremor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-670
Number of pages6
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Dystonia
  • Task specificity
  • Tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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