Dizziness in childhood

R. J. Tusa, A. A. Saada, J. K. Niparko

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There is a scant literature regarding vestibular evaluation of children with complaints of dizziness or vertigo. Considerable time and effort are expended on the problem and prevention of hearing loss in children, yet we often ignore concurrent or subsequent vestibular disorders. This neglect could be due to several factors, perhaps the most common being the fact that vertiginous crises in childhood are often attributed to problems of behavior or incoordination. In this article, we offer an approach to the dizzy child based on presenting symptoms. We discuss features of the history, examination, and laboratory evaluation key to determining the cause of dizziness. Finally, we discuss management, which varies according to the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-274
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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