A rare adult cause of dizziness

Francy Shu, Robert Oberle, Emily Herndon, Kimmo Hatanpaa, James Battiste, Steven Vernino

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A 55-year-old man was seen with progressively worsening dizziness over 10 months. The initial assessment with unremarkable laboratory and imaging studies suggested a peripheral vestibular disorder. He was then lost to follow-up but later was seen with worsening ataxia. Additional imaging studies showed subtle parenchymal lesions in the posterior fossa. The differential diagnoses included nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, systemic malignancies, and intracranial tumors. The final diagnosis was confirmed by a biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-363
Number of pages4
JournalJAMA neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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