Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Series | Open Access

Acute Vestibular Disorders Related to SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Literature Review and Case Series

Andrea Frosolini1*, Daniela Parrino1, Cristoforo Fabbris2, Francesco Fantin1, Alessandra Milano1, Giacomo Spinato1,3 and Cosimo de Filippis1

1Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova, Italy
2Department of Otolaryngology, University of Padova, Italy
3Department of Surgery, University of Padova, Italy

*Correspondance to: Andrea Frosolini 

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Objectives: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) may be characterized by neurological symptoms among which the most common are alterations of smell and taste. Vestibular disorders have been reported, but instrumental audiovestibular evaluations have been seldom performed. Methods: A structured search of the English literature published on PubMed was conducted. A description of consecutive cases presented at our tertiary referral center for audiovestibular disease is reported. Results: Only 6 cases of vestibular neuritis simultaneous to COVID-19 instrumentally diagnosed have been reported to date. Moreover we presented two cases of patients with mild COVID-19 who had vestibular neuritis at the beginning of infection and in the subacute phase. Conclusion: Further studies are needed in order to better characterize epidemiology, pathophysiology and prognosis of vestibular disorders related to SARS-CoV-2 infection.


SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Audiovestibular disorders; Vertigo; Dizziness; Audiovestibular evaluation; Instrumental evaluations


Frosolini A, Parrino D, Fabbris C, Fantin F, Milano A, Spinato G, et al. Acute Vestibular Disorders Related to SARSCoV- 2 Infection: Literature Review and Case Series. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1347.

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