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Upbeat Nystagmus

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195390841.003.0024

Series: What Do I Do Now

Upbeat Nystagmus

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Upbeat nystagmus is a less common type of central vestibular nystagmus that is often transient. However, it can be persistent and responsible for visual symptoms. We review the characteristics and causes of upbeat nystagmus in this chapter. We also discuss the management of upbeat nystagmus occurring in the setting of Wernicke’s encephalopathy.

Chapter.  995 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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