meningeal sign

meningeal sign

A clinical sign of meningeal irritation:
(1) Brudzinski signs (chin to chest evokes hip flexion);
(2) Kernig sign (resistance to knee extension evokes pain in hamstrings);
(3) Nuchal rigidity.
Of the three, nuchal rigidity is the most useful; none are very reliable.

meningeal sign

Neurology Any clinical sign that indicates meningeal irritation; of the 3 signs–Brudzinski's signs–chin to chest evokes hip flexion, Kerdnig's sign–resistance to knee extension evokes pain in hamstrings, and nuchal rigidity, the last is most useful; none are reliable
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