Primary writing tremor: Report of a case successfully treated with botulinum toxin A injections and discussion of underlying mechanism

Carlos Singer, Spiridon Papapetropoulos, Neil I. Spielholz

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Primary writing tremor (PWT) is a rare motor disorder of unknown etiology, where tremor is elicited primarily or exclusively with writing. We describe a patient with PWT, present a video before and after successful treatment with botulinum toxin type A injections, and discuss a possible underlying dystonic mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1387-1388
Number of pages2
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005



  • Botulinum toxin A
  • Dystonia
  • Primary writing tremor
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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