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Neurol Clin. 2015 Aug;33(3):541-50, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2015.04.010.

Overview of the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders.

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Department of Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, rue Emile Mayrisch, Esch-sur-Alzette 4005, Luxembourg. Electronic address:
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
Departments of Neurology, Otolaryngology, and Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, CRB-II, Room 2M-03 North, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA.


Classifications and definitions are essential to facilitate communication; promote accurate diagnostic criteria; develop, test, and use effective therapies; and specify knowledge gaps. This article describes the development of the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD) initiative. It describes its history, scope, and goals. The Bárány Society has played a central role in organizing the ICVD by establishing internal development processes and outreach to other scientific societies. The ICVD is organized in four layers. The current focus is on disorders with a high epidemiologic importance, such as Menière disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular migraine, and behavioral aspects of vestibular disorders.


Bárány Society; Classification; Symptoms; Vertigo; Vestibular

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