Vertigo

Summary of Vertigo
Vertigo is when a person feels as if they or the objects around them are moving when they are not. Often, it is described as a spinning or swaying movement. Vertigo may be associated with nausea, vomiting, sweating, or difficulties walking. It is typically worsened when the head is moved. Vertigo is the most common type of dizziness.

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is a type of vertigo that involves damage to the inner ear.

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A 60-year-old Caucasian woman comes to your clinic because of vertigo for the past 2 days. She says the onset was sudden, and she has intermittent episodes throughout the day, each lasting 1-2 minutes. She also complains of nausea and blurry vision. Her past medical history is noncontributory and she is not currently taking any medications. A positional test is performed. Which of the following findings would most likely confirm vertigo from a peripheral cause?

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