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Benign Essential Tremor Syndrome Evaluation

An evaluation of benign essential tremor syndrome begins with a medical history and physical examination.

The diagnosis of benign essential tremor syndrome is usually made without testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate benign essential tremor syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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