neck rigidity

neck rigidity

Abnormal difficulty and discomfort in bending the head forward because of sustained contraction (spasm) of the neck and spinal muscles. Neck rigidity is an important sign of MENINGITIS.
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There was no neck rigidity and pupils were bilaterally equal and reactive.
10] The symptoms of fever, headache, vomiting and neck rigidity are significantly associated with Cryptococcal antigenaemia (p<0.
It might even lead to a coma and "patients may also experience abnormal eye movements, upper body weakness, muscular pains, tremors, neck rigidity, and behavioral changes including psychosis.
Patient B was on zidovudine (AZT), 3TC and efavirenz (EFV), had no cognitive complaints and a MMSE of 30/30; he presented mild rigidity and bradykinesia in the right side, moderate neck rigidity, reduced arm swing, anteflexion of the trunk and postural instability.
Speaking about signs and symptoms of SAH he mentioned sudden severe headache, worst headache of the patient's life, often provoked by exertion accompanied with vomiting and transient loss of consciousness, neck rigidity, retinal or subhyaloid haemorrhage, focal neurological signs i.
The consciousness level was semiconscious with the presence of neck rigidity and positive kernig's sign.
She had neck rigidity with positive Kernig's and Brudzinski's sign.
The picture of an otogenic intra-cranial complication is emerged when a patient with ear discharge develops headache, vomiting, neck rigidity, and papilloedema.
Villa Verde first saw the child on July 18, 2000 with complaints of headaches, photophobia and neck rigidity.
Frequent symptoms are severe headache, fever, and neck rigidity (stiff).
Our physical examination revealed the presence of torticollis and neck rigidity associated with grade II trismus.