Predominant types and clinical characteristics of vestibular disorders in schoolchildren

The prevalence of peripheral vestibular disorders in children is up to 15% with high impact on school performance, sports andbalance, behaviour and quality of life. Children complaints regarding vertigo and dizziness are diff erent from those in adult populationand there is diff erent distribution of the most common types of vestibular disorders. We analyzed a medical records of 57 childrenaged 6 to 12 years admitted to our audiology clinic with vertigo and dizziness symptoms between January 2010 and June 2017 inorder to determine the most common types of vestibular disorders presenting in schoolchildren and the most common clinicalcharacteristics related to them. We found benign paroxysmal vertigo and vestibular migraine to be the most common causes ofperipheral vestibular disorders in the school-age population. Ménière’s disease and benign positional paroxysmal vertigo were notfrequent causes of vertigo in schoolchildren.
Keywords: vertigo, balance, children

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Volume: Vol. 62, No 2, April - June 2018
Authors: Marisa Klančnik, Maja Grgec, Petar Ivanišević, Poljak Nikola Kolja
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2018;62:81-4

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