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Differential Diagnosis For Opisthotonus

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List of current finding(s):

Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
Encephalopathy/postanoxic
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Tetanus
Tetanus, neonatal
Infected organ, Abscesses
Neonatal meningitis
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Kernicterus
Tay-Sachs disease
Cerebral Gaucher's of infants (acute)
Cerebral lipidosis disorder
Gaucher's disease
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Leukodystrophy, Krabbe
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Brain stem herniation/peduncle/tonsils
Reference to Organ System
Cerebral edema
Encephalopathy
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Scorpion (Bark scorpion) sting
Synonyms
OPISTHOTONOS, Opisthotonus (finding)
Definition

Posture of prolonged wide spread spasm arching of the back and neck not necessarily associated with eye movements.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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