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a paroxysmal attack of severe vertigo, not accompanied by deafness or tinnitus, which affects young to middle-aged adults, often following a nonspecific upper respiratory infection; due to unilateral vestibular dysfunction.
Synonym(s): endemic paralytic vertigo, epidemic vertigo, Gerlier disease, kubisagari, kubisagaru, paralyzing vertigo
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Vertigo that may occur in epidemic form. It is believed to be due to vestibular neuronitis.
See also: vertigo
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