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Chapter-11 Neurological Signs

BOOK TITLE: Neurological Examination for Physiotherapists

Author
1. Shah Chaitali
ISBN
9789352703227
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14249_12
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
8
Author Affiliations
1. Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India, Parul Institute of Physiotherapy, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Chapter keywords
Miscellaneous neurologic sign, meningeal irritation, nuchal rigidity, Kernig’s sign, Brudzinski’s neck sign, Chvostek’s sign, edelmann great toe phenomenon, Lomadtse sign

Abstract

Miscellaneous neurologic signs—some of them reflexes, some closely related to the defense and postural reflex mechanisms, and others more varied in nature—are elicited in certain diseases of the nervous system. Some of these are quite important, especially the signs of meningeal irritation; others are arcane and primarily of historical interest. A detailed description on signs of meningeal irritation has been presented in this chapter including nuchal (cervical) rigidity, Kernig’s sign, Brudzinski’s neck sign, signs of tetany, Chvostek’s sign, edelmann great toe phenomenon, Lomadtse sign, etc.

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