Hansen, S{ø}ren ; Cay{'e}-Thomasen, Per ; Boesen, Jesper ; Thomsen, Jens C

[Vestibular neuritis]. Journal Article

Ugeskr Laeger, 170 , pp. 1809-15, 2008, ISSN: 1603-6824.

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Abstract

Vestibular neuritis is the second most common cause of peripheral vestibular vertigo. Its assumed cause is a reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection. Methylprednisolone significantly improves the recovery of peripheral vestibular function in patients with vestibular neuritis. Clinical studies suggest that specific vestibular exercises improve vestibulo-spinal and vestibulo-ocular compensation in patients with vestibular neuritis. This review discusses the above and comments etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures and differential diagnosis.