Vestibular neuritis: Viruses that damage balance

There are many viruses that are attracted to nervous tissue (neurotropic) and so can attack the brain and nerves.  The inner ears are each served by nerves that exit directly from the brain, and so can be affected by viruses that cause brain inflammation (encephalitis), and infection of the lining of the brain (meningitis). ThereContinue reading “Vestibular neuritis: Viruses that damage balance”

Something rare: Behçet’s Syndrome

There are many rare diseases that cause dizziness.  Although  they are not frequent, they have unusual groups of symptoms that can help make your diagnosis clear. Behçet’s syndrome is type of vasculitis –inflammation of the blood vessels. This kind of inflammation can damage many different parts of the body.  Dizziness is a frequent symptom, occurringContinue reading “Something rare: Behçet’s Syndrome”