Can Hashimoto’s thyroiditis cause vertigo?


Katarzyna A. Miśkiewicz-Orczyk, Grażyna Lisowska, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Mateusz Wojtulek

Vertigo and balance disorders are common symptoms reported by approximately 15–20% of the adult population worldwide. For many years thyroid diseases have been suspected as the cause of vertigo by ENT physicians. Almost every patient hospitalised due to severe vertigo is investigated for thyroid disease as a suspected cause of acute vestibulopathy. The issue presented in this paper is related to a difficult and poorly understood relationship between autoimmune thyroid disease and peripheral vertigo.

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