How is benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood characterized?

Updated: Jun 17, 2021
  • Author: Aaron G Benson, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Childhood periodic syndromes are those that may be precursors to or associated with migraines.

Benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood is characterized by brief sporadic episodes of dysequilibrium, anxiety, and, often, nystagmus or vomiting. The neurologic examination findings are normal, as are findings on electroencephalography.

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