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A THREE-STEP EXAMINATION IN DIFFERENTIATING PERIPHERAL FROM CENTRAL VERTIGO
Dizziness is the reason of 10% of emergency department visits (1). The asssessment of acute balance problems and vertigo in the A&E setting or on the ward is often a challenge to the young neurologist. The ideal test to differentiate central from peripheral vertigo should be straightforward, cheap and with both good sensitivity and specificity. What best than a clinical series of tests easy to be performed at the bedside and able to replace brain MRI, when assessing a vestibular syndrome in the acute phase?
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