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October 1976

Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(10):1099-1100. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120110061008

• Thirty-three cases of benign paroxysmal vertigo in childhood have been seen at our institution since the disorder was recognized ten years ago. Progression from paroxysmal torticollis of infancy to paroxysmal vertigo of childhood is documented. Ear infections and allergy appeared causative in a few, but not most, of the cases. The most important consideration for the pediatrician is to rule out epilepsy and brain tumor. Parents should be reassured that the condition is benign, and that the attacks will cease in a few months or years.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1099-1100, 1976)