Laryngeal Tremor Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 06, 2021
  • Author: Thomas L Carroll, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Differential diagnoses for essential tremor of voice (ETV) include the following:

  • Essential tremor

  • Parkinson disease

  • Parkinson-plus syndromes - Multisystem degeneration, Shy-Drager syndrome, basal ganglia degeneration, progressive supranuclear palsy

  • Laryngeal dystonia

  • Stroke

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Huntington disease

  • Wilson disease

  • Ataxic disorders - Such as Friedreich ataxia

  • Thyrotoxicosis