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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3864

Palla, A; Straumann, D; Bronstein, A (2008). Vestibular neuritis: Vertigo and the high-acceleration vestibulo-ocular reflex. Journal of Neurology, 255(10):1479-1482.

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Patients after vestibular neuritis (VN) often report persistent dizziness and disequilibrium. We correlated persistent symptoms with sustained impairment of the high-acceleration horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex as determined by quantitative searchcoil head-impulse testing (qHIT). In 47 patients, qHIT was recorded 0-60 months and symptoms assessed with the Yardley Vertigo Symptom Scale short form >/= 18 months after VN onset. No correlation between the magnitude of high-acceleration vestibular impairment and the severity of vertigo symptoms was observed. The lack of a symptom-qHIT correlation suggests that defective compensation at a more rostral level in the central nervous system may be responsible for protracted symptoms in VN patients.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Neuroscience Center Zurich
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:15 Jun 2009 07:23
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 19:12
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00415-008-0935-2
PubMed ID:18604466
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 12
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