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Acute vertigo: getting the diagnosis right

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: (Published 12 August 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:e069850

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Re: Acute vertigo: getting the diagnosis right

Dear Editor,

Assessment of vertigo consumes clinical time that is a precious resource. The DIx-Hallpike test takes time to set up and administer. In General Practice, a short, chair based test(1) (2) can identify laterality in BPPV and so leave time for an Epley Manoeuvre.


Competing interests: No competing interests

13 August 2022
Andrew j Ashworth
GP and Occupational Physician
Bonhard Medical Ltd
Bonhard House, Bo'ness, EH51 9RR