What is vestibular neuronitis-related acute vertigo?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Vestibular neuronitis is the most common cause of acute vertigo, with an incidence of 170 cases per 100,000 people. It is believed to result from reactivation of herpes simplex virus infection that affects the vestibular ganglion and vestibular nerves. [11] A prodromal upper respiratory tract illness may or may not be present. Vertigo is without auditory or other central nervous system (CNS) symptoms and lasts for several days. Patients are usually ill and cannot perform home or work activities. They are commonly rated symptomatically.


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