Medical Definition of Brudzinski sign
: any of several symptoms of meningeal irritation occurring especially in meningitis: asa: flexion of the lower limbs induced by passive flexion of the head on the chestb: flexion of one lower limb following passive flexion of the other
Biographical Note for brudzinski sign
Brudzinski, Josef (1874–1917), Polish physician. Brudzinski described in 1908 a sign of meningitis in which the passive flexion of one lower limb results in a contralateral reflex in the other. In 1909 he described another sign of meningitis: a bending of the neck results in flexure movements of the ankle, knee, and hip.
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