Which sensory and motor symptoms suggest a specific etiology for dizziness and imbalance?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Dysdiadochokinesia and gait ataxia during episodes are more likely to be due to cerebellar diseases, especially in the elderly and in subjects with evident cardiovascular risk factors. Progressive gait difficulty, memory loss, and urinary incontinence are commonly due to normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). Sensory and motor symptoms and signs are usually associated with CNS diseases. The history should include a review of systems (especially head trauma and ear diseases, trauma, or surgery).


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