Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: How to diagnose and quickly treat it
Judith White, MD, PhD
Program of Vestibular and Balance Disorders, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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ABSTRACTBenign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the most common cause of vertigo, can be diagnosed and treated with a simple maneuver that can quickly be performed in the primary care physician's office. How to diagnose and manage other causes of dizziness, including Meniere disease, acute vestibular syndrome, migraine-associated vertigo, and motion sickness, is also covered in this article.