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Nuchal rigidity

Nuchal rigidity: Introduction

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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Causes of Nuchal rigidity:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Nuchal rigidity. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Nuchal rigidity: Symptom Checker

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Nuchal rigidity: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nuchal rigidity may include these symptoms:

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Nuchal rigidity

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Causes of Nuchal rigidity listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Nuchal rigidity as a symptom include:

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Detailed list of causes of Nuchal rigidity

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How Common are these Causes of Nuchal rigidity?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Nuchal rigidity. Of the 69 causes of Nuchal rigidity that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Nuchal rigidity:

The following list of conditions have 'Nuchal rigidity' 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 Nuchal rigidity Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Nuchal rigidity based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Nuchal rigidity:

    Stiff neck, Neck stiffness
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Nuchal rigidity:

    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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