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Kernig's sign

Kernig's sign: Introduction

Kernig's sign: one of the physically demonstrable symptoms of meningitis is Kernig's sign. Severe stiffness of the hamstrings causes an inability to straighten the leg when the hip is flexed to 90 degrees. See detailed information below for a list of 8 causes of Kernig's sign, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Kernig's sign:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Kernig's sign. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Kernig's sign

Kernig's sign: Symptom Checker

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Kernig's sign Treatments

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Kernig's sign: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Kernig's sign may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Kernig's sign

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Kernig's sign: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Kernig's sign

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How Common are these Causes of Kernig's sign?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Kernig's sign. Of the 8 causes of Kernig's sign that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 8 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Kernig's sign:

The following list of conditions have 'Kernig's sign' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Kernig's sign Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Kernig's sign based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

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    Medical Conditions associated with Kernig's sign:

    Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Hip symptoms (285 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Pelvic symptoms (371 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes)

    Symptoms related to Kernig's sign:

    Increased Intracranial Pressure (71 causes), Lumbosacral herniated disk, Meningismus, Meningitis (160 causes), Posterior fossa tumor, Spinal cord tumor, Subarachnoid hemorrhage (20 causes)

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