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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double dagger]) Either meningitis signs, stiff neck, Kernig's sign, meningitis rash.
Neurological examination revealed no neck stiffness or Kernig's sign, while left homonym hemianopsia, left central facial paralysis, left hemiplegia and hemi hypoesthesia were detected.
On physical exam, one may identify Brudzinski's sign (when the neck is passively flexed, the hips flex), Kernig's sign (hip flexion and extension of the knee results in pain in the posterior trunk and legs), signs of increased intracranial pressure and/or focal neurological signs.