Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood

David W. Dunn, C. Harrison Snyder

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Thirty-three cases of benign paroxysmal vertigo in childhood have been seen at our institution since the disorder was recognized ten years ago. Progression from paroxysmal torticollis of infancy to paroxysmal vertigo of childhood is documented. Ear infections and allergy appeared causative in a few, but not most, of the cases. The most important consideration for the pediatrician is to rule out epilepsy and brain tumor. Parents should be reassured that the condition is benign, and that the attacks will cease in a few months or years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1099-1100
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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