Leichtenstern signAn obsolete term for a rarely evoked clinical sign in meningitis, which consioccidianmyoclinic jerk evoked by tapping a hand or foot bone.
Leichtenstern,Otto, German physician, 1845-1900.
Leichtenstern phenomenon - Synonym(s): Leichtenstern sign
Leichtenstern sign - gently tapping one of the bones of the extremities causes the patient to draw back violently in cases of cerebrospinal meningitis. Synonym(s): Leichtenstern phenomenon