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460 Possible Causes for Abdominal Rigidity

  • Appendicitis

    Abdominal rigidity is highly specific (83%) with a low sensitivity (27%).[cdemcurriculum.com] rigidity, and migration of pain from the periumbilical region to the right lower quadrant increases the likelihood of appendicitis.( 7 ) Although often atypical, the history[psnet.ahrq.gov] Physical Exam Abdominal rigidity (involuntary guarding) is the sign with the highest predictive value for appendicitis (positive LR of 3.76).[web.archive.org]

  • Tetanus

    Furthermore, the differential diagnosis of non-immunized children with abdominal rigidity should include generalized tetanus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A common first sign suggestive of tetanus in older children and adults is abdominal rigidity, although rigidity is sometimes confined to the region of injury.[web.archive.org] Older children and adults may present with abdominal rigidity due to involvement of the muscles of the trunk.[conditions.health.qld.gov.au]

  • Perforated Viscus

    Etiologies include: actute diverticulitis cancer inflammatory bowel disease ischemic bowel abdominal trauma Presentation Symptoms abdominal pain and rigidity Physical exam[medbullets.com] […] etc) Vomiting May be shocked due to sepsis - remember this presents differently in young and old patients Abdominal examination board rigid knees drawn up brusing, injuries[jjs.me.uk] Irritation of the peritoneum caused by the content from the perforated viscus leads to rigidity of the abdominal muscles.[ic.steadyhealth.com]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    rigidity What labs should be done in acute appendicitis WBC/chemistries/coagulations What is seen w/ WBC count in acute appendicitis What causes a suspicion of perforation[quizlet.com] The dog usually walks with a stiff gait and the abdominal muscles are rigid in an attempt to guard the abdomen.[gopetsamerica.com] Other symptoms [ edit ] Diffuse abdominal rigidity (" abdominal guarding ") is often present, especially in generalized peritonitis Fever Sinus tachycardia Development of[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Biliary Peritonitis

    He developed fever, jaundice, and abdominal rigidity.[surgicalcasereports.springeropen.com] Other symptoms [ edit ] Diffuse abdominal rigidity (" abdominal guarding ") is often present, especially in generalized peritonitis Fever Sinus tachycardia Development of[en.wikipedia.org] Abdominal examination revealed mild abdominal distension, general abdominal guarding and rigidity in the right upper quadrant.[panafrican-med-journal.com]

  • Perforated Peptic Ulcer

    'Board-like abdominal rigidity' can develop in patients and localized or generalized peritonitis progresses..[symptoma.com] Severe abdominal pain in an ill-appearing child with a rigid abdomen and possibly with signs of shock is the typical presenting feature of this life-threatening complication[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abdominal guarding and distention both cause the area to feel rigid on examination. Light tapping on the abdomen will often produce a hollow, drum-like sound.[livestrong.com]

  • Duodenal Ulcer Perforation

    On examination, he had rigidity of the abdominal muscles in the epigastrium and tympanicity on percussion in the right upper quadrant.[nejm.org] Abdominal examination revealed guarding, rigidity and tenderness in the right side of the abdomen.[jpss.eu] The abdominal exam may found board-like rigidity of the abdominal wall if patient arrives in the phase of chemical peritonitis (0-6 hours).[omicsonline.org]

  • Black Widow Spider Bite

    Veterinarians verify black widow bites by identifying bite marks and skin wounds or checking the abdominal muscles for rigidity.[orkin.com] Latrodectism can be confused with an acute abdomen secondary to the significant muscle cramping and abdominal rigidity that can occur with a black widow spider bite.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Tetanus Neonatorum

    A common first sign suggestive of tetanus in older children and adults is abdominal rigidity, although rigidity is sometimes confined to the region of injury.[cdc.gov] Abdominal muscle rigidity. Muscular spasms (initially reflexive, then spontaneous).[patient.info] Clinical feaClinical fea tures of neonataltures of neonataltetanustetanus Abdominal muscles become rigid andAbdominal muscles become rigid andspasms of the muscles of the[slideshare.net]

  • Mesenteric Infarction

    They may develop abdominal wall rigidity. Bloody diarrhea and heme-positive stools are a late finding after bowel has infarcted.[cdemcurriculum.com] As the disease progresses and the bowel infarcts and the patient will develop abdominal distension with guarding, rebound, and absence of bowel sounds.[cdemcurriculum.com]

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