Kernig sign


Ker·​nig sign ˈker-nig- How to pronounce Kernig sign (audio)
variants or Kernig's sign
: an indication usually present in meningitis that consists of pain and resistance on attempting to extend the leg at the knee with the thigh flexed at the hip

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“Kernig sign.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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