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Clinical diagnosis of bilateral vestibular loss: three simple bedside tests


Petersen, J A; Straumann, D; Weber, K P (2013). Clinical diagnosis of bilateral vestibular loss: three simple bedside tests. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, 6(1):41-45.

Abstract

Bilateral vestibular loss (BVL) may present with or without vertigo and hearing loss. Amongst the causes of BVL are vestibulotoxic antibiotics, autoimmune ear diseases, Menière's disease and meningitis. Clinical diagnosis of BVL is based on the result of three simple bedside tests: a positive head impulse test, reduced dynamic visual acuity and a positive Romberg test on foam rubber. With these signs, diagnosis of severe BVL is usually straightforward to establish.

Abstract

Bilateral vestibular loss (BVL) may present with or without vertigo and hearing loss. Amongst the causes of BVL are vestibulotoxic antibiotics, autoimmune ear diseases, Menière's disease and meningitis. Clinical diagnosis of BVL is based on the result of three simple bedside tests: a positive head impulse test, reduced dynamic visual acuity and a positive Romberg test on foam rubber. With these signs, diagnosis of severe BVL is usually straightforward to establish.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Neuroscience Center Zurich
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Date:2013
Deposited On:22 Aug 2013 10:20
Last Modified:06 Aug 2017 07:43
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1756-2856
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/1756285612465920
PubMed ID:23277792

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