Predictors of clinical recovery from vestibular neuritis: a prospective study

Sian Cousins, Diego Kaski, Nicholas Cutfield, Qadeer Arshad, Hena Ahmad, Michael A Gresty, Barry M Seemungal, John Golding, Adolfo M Bronstein

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Abstract

We sought to identify predictors of symptomatic recovery in vestibular neuritis. Forty VN patients were prospectively studied in the acute phase (median = 2 days) and 32 in the recovery phase (median = 10 weeks) with vestibulo-ocular reflex, vestibular-perceptual, and visual dependence tests and psychological questionnaires. Clinical outcome was Dizziness Handicap Inventory score at recovery phase. Acute visual dependency and autonomic arousal predicted outcome. Worse recovery was associated with a combination of increased visual dependence, autonomic arousal, anxiety/depression, and fear of bodily sensations, but not with vestibular variables. Findings highlight the importance of early identification of abnormal visual dependency and concurrent anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
Volume4
Issue number5
Early online date22 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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Cousins, S., Kaski, D., Cutfield, N., Arshad, Q., Ahmad, H., Gresty, M. A., Seemungal, B. M., Golding, J., & Bronstein, A. M. (2017). Predictors of clinical recovery from vestibular neuritis: a prospective study. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 4(5), 340-346. https://doi.org/10.1002/acn3.386