Dizziness: Smell the Smoke! SD01-SD02
Dr. Santosh Venketraman Kondekar,
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, College Building First Floor, BYL Nair Hospital,
Mumbai Central, Mumbai-400008, Maharashtra, India.
Dizziness in a child is often mistaken for giddiness, vertigo or syncope and at times it is considered equivalent to malingering or foolishness. We hereby report a case of a child whose dizziness stayed neglected and unevaluated for three years. This case is an eye opener for physicians to not take the symptom lightly. A detailed assessment and prompt evaluation can seriously unmask the underlying morbidity like Moyamoya Disease (MMD).