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This guidance covers benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): recurrent severe rotational vertigo provoked by positional changes, not associated with hearing loss, tinnitus or headache. Each episode of vertigo lasts less than 30 seconds.
Other pathologies causing vertigo.
Immediate, single plane or non fatiguing nystagmus in response to Hallpike indicates possible central pathology. Refer to ENT.
Note - Patients may not be fit to drive themselves home after an Epley manoeuvre
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Benign Paroxysmail Positional Vertigo
This guideline has been signed off by the Eastern Locality on behalf of NEW Devon CCG.
Publication date: April 2017
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