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Vestibular findings in relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis: a study of thirty patients.
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PMID:  19205166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our objective was to describe vestibular abnormalities in patients with relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis. Thirty patients (6 men and 24 women) between 27 and 64 years of age underwent neurological and otolaryngological examinations, complete anamnesis, and electronystagmography. Patients with psychological or oculomotor paresis (or both), internuclear ophthalmoparesis, severe visual disturbances, or locomotion restrictions were excluded. The difference-of-proportion test was used to compare affected patients with controls, with a significance level of 5%. Vestibular alterations were found in 26 (86%) of the evaluated patients, from which 25 presented peripheral etiology and only 1 presented a problem of central origin. There was a prevalence of bilateral peripheral irritative vestibulopathy (20%), followed by bilateral peripheral deficit vestibulopathy (20%) and left peripheral deficit vestibulopathy (17%). The high incidence of vestibular disorders observed in this study indicates that this population might benefit from specific rehabilitation programs. Studies with larger samples are still required and may contribute to the understanding of this pathology.
Bianca S Zeigelboim; Walter O Arruda; Pedro L Mangabeira-Albernaz; Maria Cecília M Iório; Ari L Jurkiewicz; Jackeline Martins-Bassetto; Karlin F Klagenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international tinnitus journal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0946-5448     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Tinnitus J     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-11     Completed Date:  2009-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612993     Medline TA:  Int Tinnitus J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otoneurology, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Vestibular Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Vestibular Function Tests
Vestibular Neuronitis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology

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