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Is there benign essential tremor in young children?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: ESSENTIAL TREMOR

Benign hereditary tremor is bilateral slow course or fine affecting the head , hand, or voice.
The tremor is minimal or absent at rest and tends to increase with age.

In brief: ESSENTIAL TREMOR

Benign hereditary tremor is bilateral slow course or fine affecting the head , hand, or voice.
The tremor is minimal or absent at rest and tends to increase with age.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

Typically not--usually in presents at earliest in the teens to 20's--all the way to the 70's.
I would be certain to rule out other neurological disorders with a pediatric neurologist. Also, some medical conditions can mimic essential tremor, such as hyperthyroidism. Best of luck, rmh :).

In brief: Rare

Typically not--usually in presents at earliest in the teens to 20's--all the way to the 70's.
I would be certain to rule out other neurological disorders with a pediatric neurologist. Also, some medical conditions can mimic essential tremor, such as hyperthyroidism. Best of luck, rmh :).
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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