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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 134, Issue 2, pp 149–151 | Cite as

Benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood: A migraine equivalent

  • Burkhard Koehler
Original Investigations

Abstract

Eight patients with the syndrome of benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood are presented. This symptom complex is characterized by attacks of vertigo in young children combined with nystagmus, ataxia and transiently decreased vestibular function, but without impaired consciousness. Diagnostic and follow-up studies revealed a close relationship to other forms of autonomic nervous system instability, particularly to the migraine symptom complex.

Key words

Vertigo Autonomic nervous system instability Migraine Epilepsy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Burkhard Koehler
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeurologyOlgahospitalStuttgart 1Federal Republic of Germany

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