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Improvement of Primary Writing Tremor in Parkinson’s Disease with Carbidopa/Levodopa

Battista, James P.; Greene, Paule E.

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.

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Title
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/D8WQ035T

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Academic Units
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Publisher
The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Published Here
January 27, 2016
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