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Revista CEFAC

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Abstract

LEVANDOWSKI, Marcelle Alpino; BUENO, Valéria Kruskiewicz; MARCHIORI, Luciana Lozza de Moraes  and  MELO, Juliana Jandre. Vertigo in elderly: a case report. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2008, vol.10, n.4, pp. 588-591. ISSN 1982-0216.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462008000400019.

BACKGROUND: to investigate the vertigo in elderly woman with several systemic commitments and evaluate treatment effectiveness for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). PROCEDURES: longitudinal clinical study of a female patient with vertigo submitted to speech and hearing therapy with vestibular habituation exercises. RESULTS: after six months the patient had clinical improvement. CONCLUSION: vestibular rehabilitation with vestibular habituation exercises showed effectiveness in the treatment of this patient with BPPV.

Keywords : Vertigo; Quality of Life; Equilibrium.

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