Mal de Débarquement Syndrome in Children: A Case Series

J Pediatr. 2023 Aug:259:113435. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113435. Epub 2023 Apr 23.


Currently, mal de débarquement syndrome (MdDS) has been reported only among adults. This case series describes 3 pediatric patients with MdDS. MdDS presentation in children is similar to that of adults, although the frequency of comorbid conditions is greater. Diagnostic delays are common and likely due to under-recognition of MdDS among children.

Keywords: case series; dizziness; mal de débarquement syndrome; vertigo; vestibular migraine.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Research
  • Travel*
  • Travel-Related Illness*

Supplementary concepts

  • Mal de debarquement