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Fifteen-minute consultation: The dizzy child


Vestibular disorders are often overlooked in children and may cause significant morbidity. About a third of children presenting with problems in balance show a vestibular pathology and the overall prevalence of paediatric vertigo is about 5%. Appropriate diagnosis and holistic management can have a significantly positive impact on a child’s quality of life and can be very rewarding. We present a structured approach to the assessment and management of a child presenting with dizziness in a general, non-neurological specialty or community paediatric outpatient setting.

  • audiology
  • neurology

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