Vertiginous dizziness: A primary care approach

South African Family Practice

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Title Vertiginous dizziness: A primary care approach
Creator Murphy, Shane D. van Aardt, Michael G.
Subject Family medicine; general practice; primary care family medicine; general practice; primary care; vertigo; dizziness
Description Dizziness is an extremely common, yet complex neurological symptom that reflects a disturbance of normal balance perception and spatial orientation. Dizziness is a non-specific, catch-all term commonly used by patients to describe a wide array of symptoms, including a sensation of motion, weakness, light-headedness, unsteadiness, emotional upset and depression. The national 1-year prevalence of dizziness is around 50%, accounting for 4% of emergency department presentations and 1% of primary care consultations in South Africa. This article will focus on a diagnostic approach to the most common cause of dizziness (vertigo). 
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2023-04-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v65i1.5712
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 65, No 1 (2023): Part 3; 5 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage Africa; South Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Shane D. Murphy, Michael G. van Aardt