Leichtenstern sign

Leichtenstern sign

An obsolete term for a rarely evoked clinical sign in meningitis, which consioccidianmyoclinic jerk evoked by tapping a hand or foot bone.
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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
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