Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
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