Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.


Opisthotonos: Introduction

Opisthotonos: A condition which is characterized by tetanic spasm of the muscles of the spine resulting in hyperextension of the body at the spine. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Opisthotonos is available below.

Symptoms of Opisthotonos

  • Abnormal body posture
  • Rigid body posture
  • Back and neck arched backwards
  • more symptoms...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Opisthotonos:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Opisthotonos?

Opisthotonos: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Opisthotonos.

Causes of Opisthotonos

Read more about causes of Opisthotonos.

More information about causes of Opisthotonos:

Disease Topics Related To Opisthotonos

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Opisthotonos:

Opisthotonos: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Opisthotonos

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson' more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms more »

Opisthotonos: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Opisthotonos: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Opisthotonos: Animations

Opisthotonos: Broader Related Topics

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Opisthotonos, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

Definitions of Opisthotonos:

Severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Related Opisthotonos Info

More information about Opisthotonos

  1. Opisthotonos: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise