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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During the physical examination, his neurological evaluation showed him to have normal motor tone and strength, preserved sensation, intact cranial nerves, a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 10 (of 15), nuchal rigidity, negative Brudzinski's sign, and negative Kernig's sign. Laboratory studies were consistent with diabetic ketoacidosis, sepsis, and acute kidney injury.
Headache, Vomiting, Fever, Altered sensorium, Nuchal rigidity, Kernig's sign, Brudzinski's sign Papilloedema on fundoscopy, plantar extensor.
On examination, she had stiff neck and positive Kernig's sign. Brain CT scan showed hydrocephalus and chest X-ray illustrated a military pattern.
His vital signs were remarkable for an isolated fever of 37.8[degrees]C associated with Kernig's sign. The patient did not have oral or genital ulcerations or an erythematous rash.
Neck stiffness and positive Kernig's sign were determined in physical examination.
The patient was febrile, inconsistently following commands, with nuchal rigidity and a positive Kernig's sign. Fundi were poorly visualized on nondilated fundoscopy.