Brudzinski's sign


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Brudzinski's sign

 [broo-jin´skēz]
1. in meningitis, bending the patient's neck usually produces flexion of the knee and hip.
2. in meningitis, passive flexion of the lower limb on one side causes a similar movement in the opposite limb.
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Kernig's or Brudzinski's signs were present in 19% (n=20) and terminal neck stiffness was felt in 36% (n=38).
The neurologic examination revealed no focal signs, no photophobia, and negative Kernig's and Brudzinski's signs.
Kernig's and Brudzinski's signs were negative on physical exam.
Presenting symptoms and signs of patients admitted with cryptococcal meningitis (N=57) Presenting complaints n % Headache 52 91 Confusion 30 53 Psychotic features 11 19 Seizures 13 23 Vomiting 26 46 Signs Fever 29 51 Neck stiffness 34 60 Kernig's and Brudzinski's signs 34 60 Focal signs (hemiparesis) 1 2 Cranial nerve deficit 1 2 Table 2.