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Pedersen's syndrome

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Sudden onset of vertigo, gradually becoming paroxysmal, usually in association with asthenic symptoms. Head movements enhance the symptoms. Signs: fever, gait and stance disturbed. Absent response to caloric stimulation on one side, nystagmus with quick component to the opposite side. Normal hearing; occasionally response positive on both sides. The disease occurs in conjunction with encephalitis. Occurs in two forms, ons is characterized by gastrointestinal complications, the other by upper respiratory tract infection.


  • E. Pedersen:
    Epidemic vertigo: clinical picture, epidemiology and relation to encephalitis.
    Brain, Oxford, December 1959, 82: 566-580.
  • M. R. Dix, C. S. Hallpike:
    The pathology, symptomatology and diagnosis of certain common disorders of vestibular system.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 1962; 45: 341-347.

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