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Fifteen minute consultation: Tremor in children
  1. Manish Prasad1,
  2. Min Tsui Ong2,
  3. William P Whitehouse2,3
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Pinderfield General Hospital, Wakefield, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Neurology, Nottingham Children's Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
  3. 3School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Manish Prasad, Department of Paediatrics, Pinderfield General Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield WF1 4DG, UK; m.prasad{at}


Tremor is defined as a rhythmic, involuntary, oscillatory movement of body parts. Although constituting nearly 20% of presentations with paediatric movement disorders, tremor in childhood, beginning in the neonatal period, has rarely been described in the literature. Tremor may be an isolated finding or a part of associated neurological or systemic disorders. In this review we aim to discuss the classification, aetiology, clinical features and management of various tremor syndromes in childhood.

  • Paediatric Practice
  • Neurology
  • Accident & Emergency

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