Neurology Quiz #42: Vertigo

1. A 50-year-old woman presents to the clinic complaining of recurrent episodes of vertigo, especially when she moves her head in certain directions. She describes the sensation as a spinning feeling that lasts for less than a minute. There is no associated hearing loss or tinnitus. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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2. A 35-year-old man presents to the emergency department with sudden onset of severe vertigo, nausea, and vomiting. He denies any hearing loss or tinnitus. Symptoms started abruptly several hours ago and have persisted. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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3. A patient diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is being instructed on maneuvers to alleviate symptoms. Which of the following maneuvers is most appropriate for the treatment of BPPV? 

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4. A 60-year-old woman with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus presents with acute onset of continuous vertigo, horizontal nystagmus, and unsteady gait, but no hearing loss. Her symptoms have been constant for the past two days. Based on the most likely diagnosis, which of the following is the best initial treatment? 

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5. A 45-year-old man presents with episodes of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and a sensation of fullness in his right ear. These symptoms have been occurring intermittently for several months. Which of the following medications is most appropriate for long-term management of his condition? 

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