Dizziness (vertigo)

J Murtagh
Australian Family Physician 1991, 20 (10): 1483-5, 1488, 1490
The presenting problem of dizziness or vertigo can be one of the real brain teasers of general practice. A careful history including drug intake (prescribed drugs or illicit drugs) will help determine whether the problem is true vertigo or pseudovertigo and pinpoint the diagnosis. Important serious causes to keep in mind are cerebral tumours and cardiac dysrhythmias.

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