What’s Shaking? A Test for Fine Tremors

December 31, 2006

Patients with benign essential tremoror Graves disease can have tremorsso fine that they are easily missed onphysical examination.

Patients with benign essential tremoror Graves disease can have tremorsso fine that they are easily missed onphysical examination. A simple wayto detect such tremors is to place athin piece of paper on the patient'soutstretched hands (palms up). Thepaper will shake if the patient has atremor.
-Gopi Rana-Mukkavilli, MD
  New York