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Voluntary palatal tremor in two siblings†
Version of Record online: 4 NOV 2004
Copyright © 1998 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 545–548, May 1998
How to Cite
Klein, C., Gehrking, E. and Vieregge, P. (1998), Voluntary palatal tremor in two siblings. Mov. Disord., 13: 545–548. doi: 10.1002/mds.870130328
- Issue online: 4 NOV 2004
- Version of Record online: 4 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 OCT 1997
- Manuscript Revised: 30 OCT 1997
- Manuscript Received: 17 JUN 1997
- Palatal tremor;
- Ear clicks;
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 palatal tremor but can not satisfactorily be classified as either symptomatic or essential PT.