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mal de débarquement

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mal de débarquement


A rare condition characterised by a persistent rocking or swaying sensation that follows disembarking from a ship, less commonly from an airplane or train, which can last for days, weeks, or months.

It is most common in middle-aged women. It responds poorly to vestibular suppressants used for motion sickness–e.g., meclizine HCl, transdermal scopolamine, but may respond to benzodiazepines.

Synonyms Disembarkation sickness, landsickness  

References Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Jun;125(6):615-20 

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