Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
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