Treatment of Tremor with Botulinum Toxin

Tokcaer A. B.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.47, ss.35-39, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/npa.y5950
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.35-39


Tremor is one of the most frequently encountered involuntary movement disorders in clinical practice. The causes of tremor are heterogeneous, therefore, a unique approach to the management of tremor is not available. Drug management of tremor is sometimes effective, however, there are subtypes of tremor such as dystonic tremor, primary writing tremor, voice tremor and essential head tremor, which are unresponsive to oral medication. The observation of marked amelioration of severity of tremor accompanying dystonia after botulinum toxin type A (BoNT) injection suggests that BoNT can be an alternative treatment option for tremor. In this review, our aim was to summarize the published literature on BoNT treatment for different subtypes of tremor. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2010; 47 Supplement: 35-9)