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Vertigo and Dizziness in General Medicine

Kevin Barraclough and Barry Seemungal

in Oxford Textbook of Vertigo and Imbalance

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Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199608997
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754227 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199608997.003.0027

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology

Vertigo and Dizziness in General Medicine

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Dizziness is a common presenting complaint to the hospital or community-based generalist, and a failure to make a confident diagnosis underlying the patient’s complaint is frustrating. This chapter covers common potential causes of vertigo which might present in primary care, including drug induced ‘dizziness’ and vestibular symptoms, Cardiovascular causes, Traumatic Brain Injury, Endocrine and Metabolic disease, Thyroid disease, Renal Disease, and Epilepsy.

Chapter.  4853 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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