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Leichtenstern's sign

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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.


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

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