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Office Evaluation of Dizziness
Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
  • James D. Hogue, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-2015
Abstract
Patients presenting to primary care with complaints of dizziness are common. Differentiating the cause of dizziness can be made easier by considering 4 main categories of dizziness: vertigo, presyncope/syncope, disequilibrium, and nonspecific symptoms. Differentials should immediately include the most common causes of dizziness, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and orthostatic hypotension. Diagnostic tests should be ordered for patients who have abnormal findings on physical examination that may indicate a more serious cause of dizziness.
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This article was published in Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice, Volume 42, Issue 2, June 2015.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2015.01.004.

Copyright © 2015 Elsevier.

Citation Information
James D. Hogue. "Office Evaluation of Dizziness" Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice Vol. 42 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 249 - 258
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_hogue/1/