Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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Sign or Symptoms Central (C) or Peripheral (P) Vertigo
Vertical or purely torsional nystagmus may be present
Associated CNS abnormalities - diplopia, hiccups, cranial neuropathies, dysarthria
Tinnitus usually absent
Chronic duration of symptoms
Visual fixation inhibits nystagmus and vertigo
Spin toward fast phase
Common causes: vascular, demyelinating, neoplasm
Caused by BPPV, infection (labyrinthitis), Menieres neuronitis, ischemia, trauma, toxin
Purely horizontal nystagmus may be present
Sign or Symptoms Central (C) or Peripheral (P) Vertigo
Fall toward the slow phase
Mild vertigo
Bidirectional or Unidirectional nystagmus
No inhibition of visual fixation
Tinnitus often present
Unidirectional fast phase nystagmus
Finite symptoms (minutes, days, weeks) but recurrent
Marked severity of vertigo

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
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