Aseptic Meningoencephalitis Presenting with Bilateral Vestibular Ataxia: a Case Report

Takashi Ito, Ryuji Sakakibara, Atsushi Komatsuzaki, Miho Nakata, Tomoyuki Uchiyama, Kiyoshi Hiruma, Takamichi Hattori
2006 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Bilateral vestibular dysfunction is a rare condition, of which peripheral disorders are most common, whereas central disorders are extremely rare. A 35-year-old woman developed fever, headache, dizziness, convulsion, and disturbance of consciousness at the same time. MRI findings were normal. Based on the neurological findings and laboratory abnormalities, she was diagnosed as having aseptic meningoencephalitis. Steroid pulse therapy successfully ameliorated her encephalitis sign. However,
more » ... sign. However, isolated bilateral vestibular ataxia and dizziness, together with severe decrease of Caloric nystagmus, became apparent and lasted for the following 3 months, without cerebellar/brainstem involvement.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.45.1567 pmid:16702750 fatcat:gjnqytt7wzcghgwxdehuxsu3ru