Hyperviscosity Syndrome and Vertigo

  • Thomas Brandt
Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)


Pathological hyperviscosity of the blood may be associated with polycythaemia, hypergammaglobulinaemia, or Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia. The clinical hyperviscosity syndrome includes nonspecific symptoms such as headache, visual disturbances, hearing loss and vertigo; it can cause cerebral infarctions and heart or renal failure (Baer et al. 1985, Fahey et al. 1965; Preston et al. 1978).


Hearing Loss Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Spontaneous Nystagmus Vestibular Aqueduct Cochlear Aqueduct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Brandt
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  1. 1.Klinikum GrosshadernLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 70Germany

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