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

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Created Dec 10, 2011ReportNominate
Tags:central, sign, symptom, vertigo

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