Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
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