Brudzinski sign (meningism)

Brudzinski sign occurs in meningitis (of any aetiology) where passive flexion of one leg causes flexion in the opposite leg. Passive flexion of the neck brings about flexion of the legs as well.

Historical context

First described by Jósef Brudziñski (1874-1917), paediatrician from Warsaw, Poland 2.

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Article information

rID: 7061
Section: Signs
Tag: stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Brudzinski sign
  • Brudzinski's sign

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