AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 3, 2018

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New Type of Vertigo Identified

Neurologists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, according to a study.

With vertigo, people have episodes of dizziness that can last from minutes to days. Vertigo can be caused by serious conditions, such as tumors, or conditions that are fairly benign, such the inner ear disorder Meniere’s disease. But for some people, no cause can be found. 

In this new study, neurologists have identified a new type of vertigo where treatment may be effective. 

“These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite debilitating for people, so it’s exciting to be able to discover this new diagnosis of a condition that may respond to treatment,” said study author Ji-Soo Kim, MD, PhD, of Seoul National University in Seongnam, South Korea. 

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