Posts Tagged ‘benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood’

Children and Their Unique Balance Disorders

Childhood vestibular disorders are extremely rare; in a survey done in 2005, out of an estimated 16,000 children seen at a hospital, only 119 of their chief complaints was of vertigo. Of these 119 children though, “benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood, migraine-associated dizziness, vestibular neuronitis, and otitis media-related dizziness” were the reasons behind the vertigo.

This article discusses otitis-media related vertigo (vertigo resulting from the inflammation of the inner ear) and vestibular neuritis (imbalance due to the inflammation of vestibular nerve), which are also prevalent in adults. This article also discusses two childhood balance disorders that are unique to children: benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood and benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy. 

http://nurse-practitioners.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/Editorial.aspx?CC=196799

For more information on BPV:

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/v/vertigo_benign_paroxysmal_in_childhood/intro.htm

For more information on BPVI:

http://www.benignparoxysmaltorticollis.com/