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Guillain's sign

Alternative eponyms

  • Guillain-Alajouanine reflex

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Mediopubic reflex seen in meningism.

Description

Mediopubic reflex seen in meningism. A blow to the symphysis pubis results in contraction of the abdominal muscles and the adductors of the leg.
It has also been defined as this: In meningism pinching the skin over or squeezing the quadriceps femoris on one side results in flexion of the contralateral hip and knee.

Bibliography

  • G. C. Guillain, Th. Alajouanine:
    Le réflexe médiopubien.
    Comptes rendus des séances de la Société de biologie, Paris, 1923, 89: 874.

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