migraine-associated vertigo

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migraine-associated vertigo

An idiopathic condition characterised by dizziness and/or recurrent vertigo (DRV) linked to migraines, and which is one the most common causes of chronic DRV. It is more common in females (1.5–5:1 ratio) and is more common in families. Many patients do not have headaches, or have chronic nonspecific headaches that do not fit into the International Headache Society’s migraine classification. Atypical Meniere's disease is now regarded as a migrainous vertigo syndrome.

Cllinical findings
Chronic dizziness and dysequilibrium, episodic rotational vertigo, chronic daily headaches, migraine headaches, light sensitivity, poor visual acuity and other changes in vision, visual "snow", nausea and severe motion intolerance. Because many of the symptoms cannot be objectively tested, physical and neurologic examinations and neuroimaging are often normal.

DiffDx
Meniere's disease, vestibular neuritis, psychiatric disorders.
References in periodicals archive ?
There are several subtitles including migraine-associated dizziness, migrainous vertigo, migraine-related vestibulopathy, basilar migraine, and lastly, migraine in Meniere's disease.
Acute migrainous vertigo: clinical and oculographic findings.
Migrainous vertigo: clinical, oculographic and posturographic findings.
Migrainous vertigo: prevalence and impact on quality of life.
The interrelations of migraine, vertigo and migrainous vertigo. Neurology 2001; 56: 436-41.
proposed the diagnostic criteria for Migrainous Vertigo, which have been widely used since then [17,18].
Recurrent spontaneous attacks of vertigo over several years are often due to migrainous vertigo or Meniere's disease.
This goal is approached by: (1) identifying the organization of central vestibular circuits that mediate autonomic and somatic motor responses to vestibular stimulation; (2) identifying neurotransmitters and intracellular signal transduction proteins that are important in these brain circuits; (3) examining the role of these biochemical constituents in responses to challenges from toxins and mechanical (blast) injury; and (4) identifying contributions of these mechanisms to the clinical linkage among balance disorders, anxiety disorders (panic with agoraphobia) and migrainous vertigo.
There were 35 cases of Meniere's disease, 26 cases of heart diseases, 26 cases caused by abnormal blood pressure, 25 cases of psychological disorders, 21 cases of infectious diseases, 20 cases of syncope, 17 cases of sudden deafness, 11 cases of vestibular neuronitis, 7 cases of other ear diseases, 6 cases of migrainous vertigo and 5 cases of vertebrobasilar infarction.
Results of caloric and sensory organization testing of dynamic posturography in migrainous vertigo: Comparison with Meniere's Disease and vestibular neuritis.
Various terms have been used to describe the relationship between migraine and vestibular symptoms including migrainous vertigo, migraine-associated vertigo or dizziness, migraine-related vestibulopathy, and benign recurrent vertigo [2-6].
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