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J Korean Bal Soc. 2005 Jun;4(1):53-57. Korean. Case Report.
Shin YR , Choung YH , Kim YT .
Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

The acute vestibular neuritis is rarely seen in children and it is hard to find the related reports. In this paper, we report three cases of acute vestibular neuritis less than 15 years old that we experienced during last 10 years. The three cases are 14 and 11-year old boys and a 12-year-old-girl. They complained vertigo without hearing loss. Only one of three cases had previous common cold history and they showed all negative reactions in virus blood tests. After medical treatment and early rehabilitation, vertigo was completely controlled within 3 weeks and there was no recurrent symptoms so far. This recovery in children seems to be faster and more complete than in adults.

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