Brudziñski's cheek phenomenon

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A sign og meningitis.

Description

A phenomenon which is a sign of meningitis: pressure on the cheek below the cheekbone elicits a reflexive rising and a simultaneous flexion of the lower arm. The phenomenon is somewhat analogous to Brudzinski's symphyseal sign for the lower extremity.

Bibliography

  • J. Brudziñski:
    Über neue Symptome von Gehirnhautentzündung und Reizung bei Kindern, insbesondere bei tuberkulösen.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1916, 53: 686-690.

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