Unusual presentation of motion sickness: Case report


Dariush Saed 1 , * , Shahram Baghestani 2 , Hossein Farshidi 2

1 General Practitioner, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, ?Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professors, Department of Internal Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Saed D, Baghestani S, Farshidi H. Unusual presentation of motion sickness: Case report, Hormozgan Med J. 2006 ; 10(1):e89793.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 10 (1); e89793
Published Online: September 23, 2006
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 22, 2006
Accepted: September 23, 2006


Introduction: Motion sickness is a normal response to real. Perceived or
anticipated movement. Although the prognosis is excellent it may be
incapacitating for people with an occupation that requires constant movement,
such as a flight attendant, pilot, astronaut, or ship crew members. The symptoms
progresses from initial dizziness to vomiting. Fortunaterly most symptoms
disappear once the stimulus is over.
Case Presentation: This a 48 year old man with history of Dizziness,
generalized weakness, lightheadeness and nausea during microscopic examination
of the slides. Recurrence of this problem has left him avoidant to educate in
subspecialty of dermatopathology course. After unyieldfull evaluation for
circulatory insufficiency as the cause of his dizziness, taking history again and
more accurate, led to diagnosis of motion sickness.
Conclusion: Wi000th development of modern and new recreational and
visuspatial technology, unusual predentations of the motion sickness is
unavoidable. Therefore it is essential to think to this diagnosis to avoid
unnecessary diagnostic evaluation wich inturn adds anxiety to patients and
perpetuates their problem.



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