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196 Possible Causes for Kernig's Sign

  • Otitis Media

    Intracranial complications Meningitis – Sepsis, headache, vomiting, neck rigidity, photophobia and positive Kernig’s sign (pain on meningeal stretch eg chin to chest or straight[entsho.com]

  • Meningitis

    One of the physically demonstrable symptoms of meningitis is Kernig's sign.[mountsinai.org] […] include the presence of positive Kernig's sign or Brudziński sign .[en.wikipedia.org] One of the physically demonstrable symptoms of meningitis is Brudzinski's sign. Severe neck stiffness causes a patient's hips and knees to flex when the neck is flexed.[mountsinai.org]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Examination maneuvers such as Kernig sign or Brudzinski sign may not be useful to differentiate bacterial from aseptic meningitis because of variable sensitivity and specificity[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The classic signs of meningitis upon physical examination include neck stiffness, Kernig’s sign and Brudzinski’s sign.[symptoma.com] Flexion of the neck may also cause reflex flexion of the legs (Brudzinski sign), and meningeal irritation may limit extension of the leg when flexed at the knee (Kernig sign[qiagen.com]

  • Viral Meningitis

    Inability to straighten the knee when the hip is flexed (a positive kernig's sign ) and involuntary flexing of the hip and knee when the neck is flexed forward (a positive[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] One of the physically demonstrable symptoms of meningitis is Kernig's sign.[mountsinai.org] […] by Kernig’s sign (inability to extend the leg fully when in a sitting position or when the thigh is flexed upon the abdomen), or Brudzinski’s sign (flexion of the neck resulting[nursing.advanceweb.com]

  • Meningeal Carcinomatosis

    The Kernig sign and the Lasegue sign may be positive in the physical examination.[nnjournal.net]

  • Meningism

    External links [ edit ] FPnotebook page on meningeal signs Image of Kernig's sign[en.wikipedia.org] Kernig's sign Kernig's sign (after Vladimir Mikhailovich Kernig, Russian-Baltic German neurologist 1840-1917) is positive when the leg is fully bent in the hip and knee, and[wikidoc.org] Other related clinical signs include Kernig's sign and Brudzinski's sign.[xpertdox.com]

  • Hemophilus Meningitis

    Kernig and Brudzinski signs may be difficult to judge in irritable infants.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] of meningococcal septicaemia Kernig's sign: hip flexion with an extended knee causes pain in the back and legs CSF shunts, spinal and cranial abnormalities (eg dermal sinuses[rch.org.au] Signs suggestive of meningeal pathology Meningeal signs that may be found in children include nuchal rigidity to passive flexion and the signs of Kernig or Brudzinski.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Staphylococcus Aureus Meningitis

    Neck rigidity was not obvious but kernig’s sign was positive.[jpma.org.pk] In addition, he had neck stiffness and Kernig sign was positive. A clinical diagnosis of CST with meningitis and cerebritis/ arteritis was considered.[ijmm.org] Kernig's signKernig's sign (after Waldemar Kernig (1840–1917), a Baltic German neurologist, is positive when the thigh is bent at the hip and knee at 90 degree angles, and[slideshare.net]

  • Mollaret's Meningitis

    Symptoms are headache, recurrent hyperthermia, nausea, vomiting, neck rigidity, malaise, myalgia, and positive Kernig and Brudzinski signs.[whonamedit.com] On her current admission, she had no focal neurological signs apart from nuchal rigidity. Kernig's sign was elicited.[ispub.com] Josef Brudzinski and Vladimir Mikhailovich Kernig: signs for diagnosing meningitis. Clin Med Res. 2010;8:13-17. 37. Landry ML, Greenwold J, Vikram HR.[uspharmacist.com]

  • Echovirus Meningitis

    , gastrointestinal, cardiovascular or respiratory symptoms), signs (temperature, photophobia, neck stiffness, Kernig's sign, focal neurological signs) and laboratory data[health.gov.au] The second phase is characterized by signs of meningism, namely headache, neck stiffness, photophobia, as well as positive Kernig's and Brudinski's signs; these signs are[symptoma.com] Kernig's sign (pain and resistance on passive knee extension with hips fully flexed). Brudzinski's sign (hips flex on bending the head forward).[patient.info]

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