Kernig's sign


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Related to Kernig's sign: Brudzinski's sign, Murphy's sign
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Noun1.Kernig's sign - symptom of meningitis; patient cannot extend the leg at the knee when the thigh is flexed because of stiffness in the hamstrings
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Neck stiffness and positive Kernig's sign were determined in physical examination.
On December 22, 2015, the patient was admitted to our hospital presenting with neck stiffness, and Kernig's sign was positive.
The consciousness level was semiconscious with the presence of neck rigidity and positive kernig's sign.
M Tuberculoma, presenting with features of meningism like neck rigidity, positive Kernig's sign and Brudzinski's sign is not very common, but it was the presenting feature in our patient.