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Opisthotonus: Introduction

Opisthotonus: is a state of extreme hyperextension and spasticity of the head, neck and spinal column. See detailed information below for a list of 22 causes of Opisthotonus, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Opisthotonus:

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

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Common Causes of Opisthotonus

Causes of Types of Opisthotonus:

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Opisthotonus Treatments

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Opisthotonus

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Opisthotonus:

Opisthotonus: Deaths

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Causes of Opisthotonus listed in Disease Database:

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

Detailed list of causes of Opisthotonus

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

How Common are these Causes of Opisthotonus?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Opisthotonus. Of the 22 causes of Opisthotonus 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
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 20 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Opisthotonus:

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

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Opisthotonus?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Opisthotonus, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Opisthotonus:

    Medical Conditions associated with Opisthotonus:

    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 Opisthotonus:

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

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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