Peripheral Vertigo: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: Remember that vertigo describes a spinning sensation. "Dizziness" as a symptom can refer to many different things, e.g. presyncope. There are two major categories within vertigo: central and peripheral lesions.
Peripheral causes of vertigo involve dysfunction of the vestibular apparatus or nerve.
This includes many specific causes, including:
See the UpToDate article: http://www.utdol.com/online/content/topic.do?topicKey=genneuro/7125
|Population / Calculator||Prevalence||Comments / Study / Link|
|Patients with dizziness||40%||Am J Med 1999 Nov;107(5):468-78. PMID 10569302|