Risk of tremor and impairment from tremor in relatives of patients with essential tremor: a community-based family study.

@article{Louis2001RiskOT,
  title={Risk of tremor and impairment from tremor in relatives of patients with essential tremor: a community-based family study.},
  author={Elan Daniel Louis and Beverly F.E Ford and Steven Frucht and Laurie Ann Barnes and M X-Tang and Ruth Ottman},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={
          761-9
        }
}
Essential tremor (ET) is a common condition that is present in as many as 23% of elderly individuals. Our objective was to determine the risk of ET and to study the impairment resulting from ET among relatives of ET cases compared to relatives of controls. ET cases and matched controls from the Washington Heights-Inwood community, New York, and their first- and second-degree relatives underwent a standardized tremor examination. The risk of having ET in relatives of cases vs relatives of… CONTINUE READING
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