Vertigo pp 341-342 | Cite as

Hyperviscosity syndrome and vertigo

  • Thomas Brandt

Abstract

Pathological hyperviscosity of the blood may be associated with polycythemia, hypergammaglobulinaemia or Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia. Depending on the degree of hyperviscosity, episodic vertigo may also occur; it is most often caused by venous obstruction of the peripheral labyrinth. Symptomatic improvement is seen after blood hyperviscosity is reduced.

Keywords

Polycythemia Vera Vestibular Neuritis Spontaneous Nystagmus Episodic Ataxia Vestibular Aqueduct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Brandt
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  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik, Klinikum GroßhadernLudwig-Maximillians-UniversitätMunichGermany

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