Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
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