meningism

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meningism

[mə′nin‚jiz·əm]
(medicine)
A condition in which signs and symptoms suggest meningitis, but clinical evidence for the disease is absent. Also known as meningismus.
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Neurologic examination showed signs of meningeal irritation, including cervical rigidity, Brudzinski's sign, hyperesthesia, and photophobia.
Kernig's sign, Brudzinski's sign, and nuchal rigidity have been written about and widely utilized in the clinical diagnosis of bacterial meningitis for more than 100 years, Dr.
Other signs and symptoms that may appear are meningeal irritation characterized by Kerning's sign, Brudzinski's sign and nuchal rigidity, photosensitivity, abnormal extra ocular movements, facial droop, diplopia, aphasia/dysphasia, contralateral pronator drift and hemiparesis.