Distinct microstructures of white matter distinguish essential tremor from Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • MRI studies show spatial distribution of white matter microstructural integrity in essential tremor (ET) is mostly confined to cerebello-thalamic-cortical regions and is distinct from Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Why this matters

  • The association of distinct regions of white matter microstructures between ET and PD may throw light on the differential disease severity and unravel potential mechanisms of disease pathophysiology.