Laryngeal Tremor Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 06, 2017
  • 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