Examining the link between gut microbiota and clinical features in patients with essential tremor

Takeaway

  • Patients with essential tremor (ET) had gut dysbiosis, which was associated with clinical features such as measures of disease severity, emotion, and cognition.

Why this matters

  • ET is a common movement disorder that clinically overlaps with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Dysfunction to the gut microbiota is linked to the pathogenesis of PD. 

  • Examining the gut microbiota may assist with understanding the pathogenesis of ET and help distinguish ET from PD for diagnosis purposes.