Study Answers Longstanding Question: Do Patients With Essential Tremor Have an Increased Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?

Posted on June 15, 2023

June 15, 2023 – By Gina Shaw, Neurology Today

The incidence of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in patients with essential tremor (ET) is significantly higher than that reported in historical population-based control groups across numerous countries, according to a prospective longitudinal study published online May 10 in Neurology: Clinical Practice. The findings are consistent with those of another longitudinal prospective study of the relationship between ET and PD, which investigators from Spain published in Neurology in 2004.