n South African Medical Journal - An approach to acute vertigo : CME - article

Volume 105, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



(W B Mathews)

Contrary to this prevalent view, in recent years advances in the diagnosis and management of common vestibular disorders have made the clinical evaluation of the dizzy patient more rewarding. An accurate diagnosis may be possible in the majority of patients presenting with acute vertigo when a directed history is taken and an examination is performed. Specific and effective treatments are available for many patients. This article describes the clinical evaluation of a patient with acute vertigo, and highlights selected common and important conditions.

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