Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V04140226
Neuritis vestibularis can be a cause of vertigo among children
Neuritis Vestibularis (NV) as a cause of vertigo is common among adults but very rare among children and is often underrecognized and underdiagnosed. Viral infection is suspected to be the most common cause and symptoms are sudden onset of vertigo, nausea, vomiting, impaired balance and horizontal nystagmus. This case report describes a 3 year old boy diagnosed with NV. To our knowledge it is the first case diagnosed in Denmark.