Disequilibrium of unknown cause in older people.

@article{Fife1993DisequilibriumOU,
  title={Disequilibrium of unknown cause in older people.},
  author={Terry d. Fife and Robert W. Baloh},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={
          694-702
        }
}
Many older people complain of a sense of unsteadiness when standing or walking and many are fearful of falling. The cause of this disequilibrium is often difficult to determine even after thorough clinical evaluation. To better understand the pathogenesis of this symptom in a community-dwelling population, we studied 26 patients > 75 years old who complained of disequilibrium in whom no cause was evident after clinical evaluation. Each patient and each of 26 age-matched controls underwent a… CONTINUE READING

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