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Leichtenstern's sign

Alternative eponyms

  • Leichtenstern’s meningitis sign
  • Leichtenstern’s phenomenon
  • Leichtenstern’s phenomenon in meningitis cerebrospinalis epidemica

Related people

A phenomenon reckoned among the indirect signs of meningitis.

Description

A phenomenon reckoned among the indirect signs of meningitis. By percussion on one of the extremity knuckles of the sick person, there is a tic, usually associated with a scream.

Bibliography

  • O. Leichtenstern:
    Über epidemische Meningitis.
    Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1885, 11: 537-540.

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