Many patients with dizziness
complain about >1 type of dizziness
and therefore there may be ≥2 coexisting diagnoses
To determine how often a second or third diagnosis is present in a patient with dizziness
and to establish what are the most common combinations of diagnoses
Prospective, observational study in a tertiary center.
A consecutive cohort of 621 patients was included in the study. In 187 patients (30.1%) a second diagnosis was present. Within this group a third diagnosis was present in 35 (5.6%) patients. The most common second diagnosis was an anxiety disorder (50.1%).
Patients with dizziness
frequently present themselves with >1 type of dizziness
caused by 2 or 3 different diseases. In our study 30% of patients with dizziness
have >1 diagnosis. Anxiety disorder is the most common second diagnosis.