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Chapter-28 Peculiar Signs of Various Diseases

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_29
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Peculiar sign, Trousseau’s sign, Chvostek’s sign, Barlow’s sign, Alzheimer’s disease, vertigo, Gowers’ sign, conversion disorder

Abstract

In this chapter peculiar signs of various diseases are described in the table format. Trousseau’s sign is forearm muscle leads into spasm when B.P. apparatus cuff is applied to upper arm and inflated (late sign of tetany). Chvostek’s sign is a twitching of facial muscle when tapping was done over facial nerve. Positive Brudzinski’s sign is the client flex the knees and hips in response to passive flexion of neck. Barlow’s sign is a click sound felt when infant placed in supine position with hips flexed at 90° and when knees are fully-flexed and hip is brought into midabduction.

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