Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(21):1809-1815
Summary Vestibular neuritis Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(21):1809-1815 Vestibular neuritis is the second most common cause of peripheral vestibular vertigo. Its assumed cause is a reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection. Methylprednisolone significantly improves the recovery of peripheral vestibular function in patients with vestibular neuritis. Clinical studies suggest that specific vestibular exercises improve vestibulo-spinal and vestibulo-ocular compensation in patients with vestibular neuritis. This review discusses the above and comments ethiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures and differential diagnosis.