Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
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