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Aka: Dysequilibrium
  1. See Also
    1. Dizziness
    2. Vertigo
    3. Syncope
  2. Definition
    1. Sensory or motor deficit limiting the ability to maintain upright Posture
    2. Imbalance or falling Sensation provoked by standing or walking
  3. Differential Diagnosis
    1. Muscle Weakness
    2. Other causes of Dizziness
      1. Dizziness
      2. Vertigo
      3. Syncope or Presyncope
    3. Mood Disorders
      1. Anxiety Disorders (esp. Panic Disorder)
      2. Major Depression
  4. Precautions
    1. Assess fall risk (especially in the elderly)
  5. Causes
    1. Motion Sickness
    2. Metabolic disorders
    3. Vision Loss
    4. Peripheral Neuropathy
      1. Decreased Proprioception
        1. Alcoholism
        2. B12 Deficiency
        3. Diabetes Mellitus
      2. Inflammatory
        1. Autoimmune Disease
        2. Tertiary Syphilis

Dysequilibrium (C0281825)

Concepts Finding (T033)
English DYSEQUILIBRIUM, dysequilibrium, disorders equilibrium, disequilibrium, Dysequilibrium
Dutch dysequilibrium
French Déséquilibre, DESEQUILIBRE
Italian Squilibrio
Portuguese Desequilíbrio, DESEQUILIBRIO
Spanish Desequilibrio, INESTABILIDAD
Japanese 平衡障害, ヘイコウショウガイ
Czech Disekvilibrium
Hungarian Egyensúlyzavar
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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