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Kérandel's symptom

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A sharp pain in the bones or muscles when the sleeping sickness patient turns a key in a lock.

This sign/symptom was described by Ferdinand Heckenroth (1880-1959) and R. Ouzilleau (died 1963) in 1907.

Kérandel's sign and Kerandel's symptom/key are two distinct symptoms of African human trypanosomiasis.

We thank Joseph Constantin, France, for information submitted.

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