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Brudzinski sign


Brudzinski sign

noun Brud·zin·ski sign \brü-ˈjin-skē-, brüd-ˈzin-\

Definition of BRUDZINSKI SIGN

:  any of several symptoms of meningeal irritation occurring especially in meningitis: as a :  flexion of the lower limbs induced by passive flexion of the head on the chest b :  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.

Variants of BRUDZINSKI SIGN

Brud·zin·ski sign or Brud·zin·ski's sign \-skē(z)-\
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