May 1977

Vertigo as a Presenting Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis in Childhood

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical Center, and Children's Hospital, Denver.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(5):553-554. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120180067011

• We describe a case of childhood multiple sclerosis with vertigo as a presenting finding. A review of 14 cases at The Children's Hospital of Denver disclosed that vertigo was a presenting symptom in four of these. This ratio closely approximates the adult incidence. With the application of objective vestibular testing, this rate is probably much higher. Pediatricians should bear in mind childhood multiple sclerosis when faced with unexplained vertigo in a child.

(Am J Dis Child 131:553-554, 1977)