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Differential diagnosis and treatment of vestibular vertigo

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Vertigo is a common complaint that leads patients to visit physicians of various specialties. Diseases resulting in vestibular vertigo are very diverse and may be caused by lesion of both the central parts of the vestibular system and the peripheral vestibular apparatus. In many cases, its diagnosis can be made from complaints and a history of disease and special bedside tests requiring no sophisticated equipment. Management of vestibular vertigo should aim at treating the underlying disease; vestibular dilators as symptomatic therapy can be effective for several days. Vestibular exercises the efficiency of which can be enhanced by betahistine and other drugs accelerating vestibular compensation should be further needed. Data on the efficacy of betaver (betahistine) in patients with vestibular vertigo are given.

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V. A. Parfenov
I.M. Semenov Moscow Medical Academy
Russian Federation

O. V. Abdulina
I.M. Semenov Moscow Medical Academy
Russian Federation

M. V. Zamergrad
Guta Clinic
Russian Federation


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Parfenov V.A., Abdulina O.V., Zamergrad M.V. Differential diagnosis and treatment of vestibular vertigo. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(2):49-54. (In Russ.)

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