Suarez H, Alonso R, Arocena M., Suarez A., Geisinger D.
Conclusion: This study showed that a population with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo related to mild head trauma (BPPVAT) was younger and more frequently presented with bilateral canalithiasis than another population with idiopathic etiology (IBPPV). In both groups, females presented a higher risk of BPPV. Objective: To compare the clinical features of a population with BPPVAT and another with IBBPV. Methods: We carried out statistical analysis of a population of 51 subjects with BPPVAT and another of 325 subjects with IBPPV, comparing age, gender, recurrence of symptoms, associated chronic dizziness (CD), and clinical presentation. Kolmogorov Smirnov test, Student’s t test, Mann–Whitney test, 95% binomial confidence interval for proportions, chi-squared, and Fisher’s test were used as statistical tools. A significance level of p < 0.05 was considered in all cases. Results: The population affected with BPPVAT was younger and bilateral canalithiasis was also more frequent. No differences were found in gender distribution, semicircular canals involved in the symptoms, recurrence after repositioning maneuvers, or associated CD.
BPPV, chronic dizziness, symptom recurrence