Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
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