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341 Possible Causes for Opisthotonus

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  • Meningitis

    Rheumatoid meningitis presenting with a stroke-like attack (RMSA) is a rare manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). When the patients arrive within the time-window for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) infusion therapy, no diagnostic protocol has been established. A 55-year-old woman was brought[…][]

  • Scorpion Sting

    […] potentiate venom toxicity, and should be avoided; atropine is used to combat parasympathetic effects scorpion sting A toxic systemic response to scorpion venom Clinical SOB, opisthotonus[]

  • Gaucher Disease

    Type 2 GD patients suffer significant progressive neurological impairment, including spasticity, opisthotonus, seizure, and apnea.[]

  • Tetanus

    During hospitalization, the patient's clinical conditions worsened rapidly, and, although in absence of the classic clinical presentation (trisma, nuchal rigidity, and opisthotonus[] The diagnosis of tetanus was clinically made after the appearance of generalized spastic contractions with opisthotonus.[] The diagnosis of generalized tetanus was made on the basis of generalized contractures with opisthotonus, trismus, and autonomic nervous system dysfunction.[]

  • Tetanus Neonatorum

    […] due to trismus and an inability to swallow, excessive crying caused by hunger, rigidity and generalized muscle spasms induced by touch, including those of the face, and opisthotonus[] Related Concepts SNOMET-CT Tetanus neonatorum (disorder) Tetanic opisthotonus (disorder) Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) 29.0 days ICD-10-CM Alphabetical[] Opisthotonus Kekakuan otot-otot yang menunjang tubuh : otot punggung, otot leher, trunk muscle dan sebagainya.[]

  • Strychnine Poisoning

    The clinical features mimic tetanus with sense of suffocation, twitching of muscles, followed by tetanic convulsions and opisthotonus, each lasting half to two minutes.[] A phenomenon, called opisthotonus may also occur, in which severe contraction of the paraspinal muscles causes a characteristic arching posture of the neck and back.[] This may manifest as painful grimacing (the sardonic smile of risus sardonicus ) or back arching ( opisthotonus ).[]

  • Bilirubin Encephalopathy

    […] and hypotonia followed by hypertonia are some of the earliest symptoms seen in acute disease, whereas abnormal extension of the neck (retrocollis), generalized aching and opisthotonus[] Babies with bilirubin encephalopathy are lethargic, hypotonic or hypertonic, and have a high pitched cry, opisthotonus, seizures, and may die if bilirubin is not lowered.[] These include lethargy, decreased feeding, hypotonia or hypertonia, a high-pitched cry, spasmodic torticollis , opisthotonus , setting sun sign , fever, seizures, and even[]

  • Gaucher Disease Type 2

    A progressively downhill course ensued, characterized by opisthotonus and respiratory difficulties, and the child died at age 7 months.[] Type 2 is the infantile neuronopathic form, which is characterized by trismus, strabismus, ocular motor apraxia, opisthotonus and death by about two years.[] […] patients have hepatosplenomegaly similar to type 1, but develop also neurological manifestations (stridor, strabismus and other oculomotor abnormalities, swallowing difficulty, opisthotonus[]

  • Cerebral Lipidosis

    Two days after admission, opisthotonus accompanied with loss of con- sciousness was noted.[]

  • Neonatal Meningitis

    Signs suggestive of meningeal irritation, including stiff neck, bulging fontanelle, convulsions, and opisthotonus, occur only in a minority of neonates with bacterial meningitis[] […] neck (generally not present in children under the age of one year or in patients with altered mental state), back rigidity, bulging fontanelle (in infants), photophobia, opisthotonus[]

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