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Differential Diagnosis For Decerebrate posture


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Trauma, brain
Brain injury, massive
Traumatic Brain Hemorrhagic Necrosis
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Encephalitis, viral
Encephalitis, Dawsons/inclusion body
Encephalitis, Eastern equine
Encephalitis, Murray valley
Encephalitis, St Louis B
Encephalitis, Western equine
West Nile fever/encephalitis
Encephalitis, California
Encephalitis, equine, Venezuelan
Encephalitis, Japanese B
Encephalitis, powassan
Fungus brain abscess
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Encephalitis, post viral
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Tay-Sachs disease
Fucosidosis (Anderson-Fabry)
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Leukodystrophy, Krabbe
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Subdural hematoma
Brain stem herniation/peduncle/tonsils
Falx hernia, cerebral
Herniation temporal lobe/tentorum
Intracranial mass effect
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Cerebral hemorrhage
Intracerebral hemorrhage
Reference to Organ System
Cerebral edema
CNS lesion/Intercollicular level
Decerebrate posture (finding), DECEREBRATE POSTURING, Decerebrate Posturings, Posturing Decerebrate, Posturings Decerebrate

Decebrate Posturing results from damage to the Upper Brain Stem. In this posture, the arms are adducted & extended, with the wrists pronated & the fingers flexed. The legas are stiffly extended, with plantar flexion of the feet.


External Links Related to Decerebrate posture
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)