“Club-Cutting” Dystonic Tremor: A Case Report

Roberts, Kinley; Mahon, Barry; O’Rourke, Killian; Lynch, Timothy

Background: Focal task-specific dystonic postures are well recognized. Often a tremor may be the main feature with little or no dystonia. These have been well reported in writers, musicians, and sportspeople.
Case Report: Herein we report a novel task-specific dystonic tremor in a 44-year-old Irish hairdresser due to club-cutting, a standard haircutting technique.
Discussion: Hairdresser’s dystonia is a novel task-specific dystonia.


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Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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October 3, 2013