Funding agencies: This work was supported by the Volkswagenstiftung and the Hermann & Lilly Schilling Foundation.
Article first published online: 6 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 26, Issue 10, pages 1789–1792, 15 August 2011
How to Cite
Schiebler, S., Schmidt, A., Zittel, S., Bäumer, T., Gerloff, C., Klein, C. and Münchau, A. (2011), Arm tremor in cervical dystonia—Is it a manifestation of dystonia or essential tremor?. Mov. Disord., 26: 1789–1792. doi: 10.1002/mds.23837
Relevant conflicts of interest/financial disclosures: Christine Klein is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, a grant from Volkswagen, and a career development award from the Hermann and Lilly Schilling foundation. Alexander Münchau is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (grant number MU1692/2-1).
Full financial disclosures and author roles may be found in the online version of this article.
- Issue published online: 26 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 12 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 26 DEC 2010
- cervical dystonia;
- arm tremor;
- essential tremor
The classification of arm tremor in cervical dystonia is a controversial issue. There have been many, at times passionate disputes in the movement disorder community about whether it should be classified as a manifestation of dystonia or essential tremor associated with dystonia. There are arguments in favor of both views. Settling the issue might be relevant to the understanding of the etiological, presumably genetic, background because phenomenological grouping is the starting point for genetic analyses. From this point of view, we outline this tremor debate and add some new clinical data. © 2011 Movement Disorder Society