Prophylactic valacyclovir in a patient with recurrent vestibular disturbances secondary to vestibular neuritis

Kyle T. Amber, Johnathan E. Castaño, Simon I Angeli

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Abstract

A 57-year-old woman with herpes labialis and previously diagnosed with vestibular neuritis experienced recurrences of vertigo and disequilibrium. Initially preceded by oral herpes outbreaks or upper respiratory infections, these recurrences became spontaneous and more frequent. Vestibular function demonstrated a 25% decrease in energy function in the right and the patient had left beating nystagmus on positional maneuver. Her reoccurrences of vestibular disturbances were followed up. Concurrently, she was prescribed daily valacyclovir (500 mg, 1 per day) given for the prevention of herpes labialis outbreaks by her primary care physician. Recurrences of disequilibrium stopped completely as well as oral herpes outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-488
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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Vestibular Neuronitis
Herpes Labialis
Disease Outbreaks
Recurrence
Physiologic Nystagmus
Vertigo
Primary Care Physicians
Patient Rights
Respiratory Tract Infections

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Prophylactic valacyclovir in a patient with recurrent vestibular disturbances secondary to vestibular neuritis. / Amber, Kyle T.; Castaño, Johnathan E.; Angeli, Simon I.

In: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 33, No. 4, 01.07.2012, p. 487-488.

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