Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes

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Common causes of BPPV may include age related degeneration of the vestibular system, and head trauma. Less common causes of BPPV include ear surgery, and prolong positioning on the back (in dentist chair).


Life-threatening Causes

  • There are no life-threatening causes of BPPV.

Common Causes

Common causes of BPPV may include:[1][2]

Less Common Causes

Less common causes of BPPV include:[3]

  • Ear surgery
  • Prolong positioning on the back (in dentist chair)

Genetic Causes

  • The development of idiopathic BPPV may be the result of multiple genetic mutations which leads to less adhesive gelatinous matrix of the utricular macula which predisposed them to BPPV.

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular No underlying causes
Chemical/Poisoning No underlying causes
Dental Prolong positioning on the back (in dentist chair)
Dermatologic No underlying causes
Drug Side Effect No underlying causes
Ear Nose Throat Ear surgery/ vestibular abnormalities
Endocrine No underlying causes
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic No underlying causes
Genetic Familial predisposition to BPPV
Hematologic No underlying causes
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease No underlying causes
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic No underlying causes
Nutritional/Metabolic No underlying causes
Obstetric/Gynecologic No underlying causes
Oncologic No underlying causes
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal/Electrolyte No underlying causes
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy No underlying causes
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma Head trauma
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous No underlying causes

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  1. Gordon CR, Joffe V, Levite R, Gadoth N (November 2002). "[Traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: diagnosis and treatment]". Harefuah (in Hebrew). 141 (11): 944–7, 1012, 1011. PMID 12476625.
  2. Iwasaki S, Yamasoba T (February 2015). "Dizziness and Imbalance in the Elderly: Age-related Decline in the Vestibular System". Aging Dis. 6 (1): 38–47. doi:10.14336/AD.2014.0128. PMC 4306472. PMID 25657851.
  3. Chiarella, Giuseppe; Leopardi, Gianluca; De Fazio, Luca; Chiarella, Rosarita; Cassandro, Ettore (2007). "Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after dental surgery". European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 265 (1): 119–122. doi:10.1007/s00405-007-0397-7. ISSN 0937-4477.

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