Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Visual impairment
  • Peripheral sensory neuropathy
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Transient ischaemic attack
  • Joint buckling/instability/mechanical gait disorders
  • Deconditioning
  • Medicine effects or polypharmacy
  • Environmental or home hazards

Uncommon

  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Gait disorders
  • Dementia
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Seizure
  • Subdural haematoma
  • Syncope
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Substance abuse
  • Carotid sinus sensitivity
  • Post-prandial hypotension

Contributors

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Assistant Professor

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Center for Geriatric Medicine, Medicine Institute

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland

OH

Disclosures

RF is a Pfizer stockholder.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Professor of Medicine

Division of Geriatric Medicine

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis

MO

Disclosures

DT declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant Physician

Nuffield Department of Medicine

John Radcliffe Hospital

Oxford

UK

Disclosures

AD declares that he has no competing interests.

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