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Ability to Drive in Patients with Dizziness: The Belgian Perspective

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Deparment of Translational Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Sint Augustinus Hospital, GZA, Antwerp, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium

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Institute of Neuroscience (IONS), Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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Institute for Research in Psychological Science (IPSY), Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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Department of Translational Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Liège University, CHU, Liège, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium

B-ENT 2022; 18: 110-113
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2022.21193
Read: 452 Downloads: 246 Published: 01 April 2022

Dizziness is one of the most frequent complaints of patients and up to 20% consult physicians for it every year. Patients can suffer from dif- ferent types of symptoms, including spontaneous vertigo spells, head-movement-induced vertigo spells and chronic dizziness. All of these symptoms are highly relevant while driving and may put the patient and their surroundings in significant danger. This paper highlights the impact of aspects relevant to the dizzy patient on driving ability (incl. the impact of medication and surgery).

Cite this article as: Van Rompaey V, Somers T, Deggouj N, Janssens de Varebeke S, Lefebvre P, Topsakal V. Ability to drive in patients with dizziness: The belgian perspective. B-ENT 2022;18(2):110-113.

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