vestibular neuronitis


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Related to vestibular neuronitis: Meniere's disease

ves·tib·u·lar neu·ron·i·tis

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.

vestibular neuronitis

Neurology A condition that presents with dramatic, abrupt onset of vertigo and vegetative Sx; vertigo for days, gradual improvement; slow phase of nystagmus is toward affected side and hypofunction is observed on caloric responses; auditory Sx are absent Etiology VN invariably follows a viral URI Prognosis VN may recur and be bilateral; postural and motion instability with certain head movements occurs for months subsequently; 15% of Pts develop benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Treatment Supportive, symptomatic, early ambulation. See Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

ves·tib·u·lar neu·ro·ni·tis

(ves-tib'yū-lăr nūr'ō-nī'tis)
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): Gerlier disease.

Gerlier,

Felix, Swiss physician, 1840-1914.
Gerlier disease - a paroxysmal attack of severe vertigo, not accompanied by deafness or tinnitus, due to unilateral vestibular dysfunction. Synonym(s): Gerlier syndrome; vestibular neuronitis
Gerlier syndrome - Synonym(s): Gerlier disease

ves·tib·u·lar neu·ro·ni·tis

(ves-tib'yū-lăr nūr'ō-nī'tis)
Paroxysmal attack of severe vertigo, not accompanied by deafness or tinnitus, which affects young to middle-aged adults, often following nonspecific upper respiratory infection.
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Vestibular neuronitis is diagnosed using clinical diagnostic criteria, and there is no specific investigation to confirm the diagnosis.
Multiple sclerosis rarely presents as isolated vertigo, and when multiple sclerosis presents with isolated vertigo, it may be impossible to distinguish it from vestibular neuronitis until further evidence of central nervous system involvement emerges.
From a neuro-otologic standpoint, make a point of separating past and present problems (ie, not the vestibular neuronitis, BPPV, etc., that the patient previously had, but the CSD they presently have).
With acute vestibular neuronitis or labyrinthitis the patient usually wakes in the early morning with debilitating vertigo, nausea and vomiting with or without hearing loss.
Patients with vestibular neuronitis will have sudden symptoms of vertigo and nausea, often related to an upper respiratory infection.
10 patients out of 100 were diagnosed to have Vestibular Neuronitis and 6 with Labyrinthitis.
Vestibular Neuronitis results from viral infection of vestibular nerve, commonly superior vestibular nerve.
Objective: To determine the frequency of vestibular neuronitis in vertigo patients at a tertiary public health care facility in Karachi Pakistan.
Diagnosis of Vestibular Neuronitis (VN) was made on clinical findings.
A case with symptoms of vestibular neuronitis caused by an intramedullary lesion.
Over the last 24 months more than 200 patients with various balance disorders--including acoustic neuroma resection, head trauma, postconcussion, Meniere's disease, vertiginous migraines, vestibular neuronitis, and presbystasis--have been treated with this protocol.
(4) We heard criticisms that perhaps the vestibular loss was the result of the endotoxins or exotoxins from the infection itself or the result of a coincidental vestibular neuronitis. Others speculated that the vestibular loss had been present prior to gentamicin therapy but had gone unrecognized.

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