Given the complexity and concern associated with dizziness and vertigo as presenting symptoms, unnecessary tests, imaging, and medication use are common. An otoscopic exam can rule out an obvious infection, such as acute otitis media. Unilateral hearing loss strongly suggests a peripheral etiology; however, if a cause cannot be identified, further diagnostic imaging with MRI is warranted.
Learn more about complications of otitis media.
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Cite this: Helmi L. Lutsep. Fast Five Quiz: Dizziness and Vertigo - Medscape - Sep 22, 2022.