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Fast Orthostatic Tremor in Parkinson’s Disease: Case Report and Comprehensive Review of Literature

Chaithra, Sudhakar Pushpa; Prasad, Shweta; Holla, Vikram D.; Pal, Pramod Kumar

Background: Orthostatic tremor (OT) is a rare symmetric tremor disorder occasionally observed in association with other movement disorders.

Case report: We report the presence of a fast OT in a case of Parkinson’s disease (PD), and provide a comprehensive review of the literature.

Discussion: A fast OT presenting as unsteadiness may be a presenting symptom of PD. This symptom may be nonresponsive to levodopa, and benzodiazepines should be prescribed to adequately control the OT and reduce disability.

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Title
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/tohm.v0.670

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Academic Units
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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December 17, 2019