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Brudziñski's reflex

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With the patient supine, passive flexion of one knee into the abdomen results in flexion of opposite hip and knee. Reversely, a forced stretching of a previously flexed limb caused the other to stretch out. A sign in meningitis.


  • J. Brudziñski:
    Über die kontralateralen Reflexe an den unteren Extremitäten bei Kindern.
    Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1908, 8: 255-261.

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