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Opisthotonos: Introduction

Opisthotonos: A condition which is characterized by ones body being at an extreme state of hyperextension. See detailed information below for a list of 41 causes of Opisthotonos, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Opisthotonos:

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

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Causes of Types of Opisthotonos:

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Opisthotonos: Symptom Checker

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Opisthotonos: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Opisthotonos

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Opisthotonos: Deaths

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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)

Detailed list of causes of Opisthotonos

The list below shows some of the causes of Opisthotonos mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Opisthotonos?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Opisthotonos. Of the 41 causes of Opisthotonos that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Opisthotonos:

The following list of conditions have 'Opisthotonos' 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 Opisthotonos Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Opisthotonos:

    Medical Conditions associated with Opisthotonos:

    Posture symptoms (96 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Opisthotonos:

    Tetanus, Severe brain injury, Severe cerebral palsy, Lithium intoxication, Strychnine poisoning, Sandifer syndrome

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