A case of persistent dizziness after travel

JAAPA. 2014 Mar;27(3):1-3. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000443975.63514.13.


Although vertigo is a common complaint with patients presenting to an ED, some uncommon causes also must be considered. This report focuses on a woman who developed sudden-onset vertigo with associated mental status changes after a long-distance flight. Her symptoms were consistent with mal de debarquement syndrome, an uncommon cause of vestibular dysfunction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dizziness / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Motion Sickness / diagnosis*
  • Travel
  • Travel-Related Illness

Supplementary concepts

  • Mal de debarquement