Improvement of Primary Writing Tremor in Parkinson’s Disease with Carbidopa/Levodopa
Background: Primary writing tremor is a task-specific phenomenon that has been described as variants of essential tremor or dystonia.
Phenomenology Shown: We describe the case of a 63-year-old female who initially had primary writing tremor, later developed Parkinson’s disease, and once initiated on carbidopa/levodopa had improvement in her parkinsonism and her writing tremor.
Educational Value: As neither essential tremor nor typical brachial dystonia respond to carbidopa/levodopa, our case documents that at least some cases of primary writing tremor are not variants of either dystonia or essential tremor.
- 345-7445-1-PB__1_.pdf application/pdf 568 KB Download File
Also Published In
- Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
More About This Work
- Academic Units
- Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
- The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
- Published Here
- January 27, 2016