Voluntary palatal tremor in two siblings

Christine Klein*, Eckart Gehrking, Peter Vieregge

*Corresponding author for this work
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    We report two siblings with palatal tremor (PT) and ear clicks who can voluntarily elicit or suppress both PT and ear clicks by just 'thinking' about starting or stopping the sounds. The patients were also able to voluntarily modulate the frequency of their ear clicks and PT. They did not have any signs of cerebellar, brain stem, or other neurologic disease. These familial palatal movements may represent a variant of but can not satisfactorily be classified as either symptomatic or essential PT.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMovement Disorders
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)545-548
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 01.05.1998


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