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Tripod sign.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19884752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
"Tripod Sign" or "Amoss's Sign" is a sign of meningeal irritation. Although useful in diagnosing meningitis, it is not pathognomic and may be seen in a variety of clinical conditions. Infants < 1 year of age and immunocompromised individuals may not demonstrate signs of meningeal irritation. Since elicitation of the sign requires voluntary sitting up, it is of limited use in patients with marked altered sensorium and young infants.
Authors:
J C Suvarna; V S Keskar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of postgraduate medicine     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0022-3859     ISO Abbreviation:  J Postgrad Med     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-03     Completed Date:  2010-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985196R     Medline TA:  J Postgrad Med     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India. jcsuvarna@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological*
Humans
Meningism / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Posture*

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