Disease Information for Meningismus

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Neck muscle pains
Difficulty flexing neck
Kernigs sign
Meningeal Signs
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Neck pain
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Microlab/CSF Culture negative
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neck disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
Definition

A condition characterized by neck stiffness, headache, and other symptoms suggestive of meningeal irritation, but without actual inflammation of the meninges (MENINGITIS). Spinal fluid pressure may be elevated but spinal fluid is normal. (DeJong, The Neurologic Examination, 4th ed, p673)

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