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Though Vertigo is only a symptom, it is classified as a disease by itself and dealt with. It is one of the most embarrassing symptom causing grave concern in the mind of the patient.

It is true that vertigo can be an associating symptom of many life threatening disease conditions, it is most often idiopathic.

It is one of the conditions indiscriminately treated by anti vertigo drugs both by General Practioners and specialists alike. Vertigo requires a systematic work up to pin point the pathology to be either vestibular, cervical or of any other systemic origin. Starting from simple clinical vestibular test like finger nose test to a CT scan of the brain, the protocol involves a battery of tests.

Shortly, the questionnaire in history taking in vertigo and the list of clinical and laboratory tests to be done in vertigo will be made available on the net at

  Dr.T.L. Vasudevan
Dr. John Victor
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