How is vertigo differentiated from other types of dizziness?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Sudden onset and vivid memory of vertiginous episodes are often due to inner-ear disease, especially if hearing loss, ear pressure, or tinnitus is also present. Gradual and ill-defined symptoms are common in CNS, cardiac, and systemic diseases.


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