meningitic streak


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men·in·git·ic streak

a line of redness resulting from drawing a point across the skin, especially notable in cases of meningitis.
Synonym(s): Trousseau spot

men·in·git·ic streak

(men'in-jit'ik strēk)
A line of redness resulting from drawing a point across the skin, especially notable in cases of meningitis.
Synonym(s): Trousseau spot.

meningitic streak

A red line across the skin formed by drawing a pointed article across it; seen in meningitis and nerve center disorders.
See also: streak

Trousseau,

Armand, French physician, 1801-1867.
Trousseau point - painful neuralgia at the spinous process of the vertebra below which arises the offending nerve.
Trousseau sign - in latent tetany, the occurrence of carpopedal spasm accompanied by paresthesia, elicited when the upper arm is compressed.
Trousseau spot - a line of redness resulting from drawing a point across the skin, especially notable in cases of meningitis. Synonym(s): meningitic streak
Trousseau syndrome - thrombophlebitis migrans associated with visceral cancer. Synonym(s): Nygaard-Brown syndrome
Trousseau-Lallemand bodies - Synonym(s): Lallemand bodies (2)