Vertigo: Streamlining the Evaluation through Symptom Localization.
Vertigo is defined as the illusion of internal or external motion. The evaluation of a patient with vertigo in the primary care setting should not necessarily focus on providing a specific diagnosis. Rather, the physician should aim to localize the lesion. This practice streamlines the workup of patients. This article provides detailed information regarding appropriate organ system-based clinical history and the clinical workup of vertigo. Additional signs and symptoms that can facilitate appropriate referral and treatment are highlighted. Although disorder-specific treatments exist the mainstay of therapy for vertigo-induced pathology is physical therapy.
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Noij, K. S., Shapiro, S. B., Samy, R. N., & Naples, J. G. (2021). Vertigo: Streamlining the Evaluation through Symptom Localization. The Medical clinics of North America, 105(5), 901–916. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2021.05.011
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery