Science Quiz / Peripheral or Central Vertigo

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

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