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Nuchal rigidity: nuchal rigidity or neck stiffness is tested by placing the examiner's hand under the patient's head and gently trying to flex the neck. Undue resistance implies diffuse irritation of the cervical nerve roots from meningeal inflammation. See detailed information below for a list of 69 causes of Nuchal rigidity, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Medical Conditions associated with Nuchal rigidity:
Neck symptoms (833 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Nuchal rigidity:
Meningitis (160 causes), Meningismus, Subarachnoid hemorrhage (20 causes), Posterior fossa tumor, Increased intracranial pressure (71 causes), Intracerebral bleed, Brain tumours (14 causes), Subdural hematoma (5 causes), Extradural hematoma, Wernicke's encephalopathy
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