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Jolt Accentuation of Headache: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Bacterial Meningitis:
Ask the patient to turn his or her head horizontally at a frequency of 2 to 3 rotations per second. Worsening of a baseline headache represents a positive sign.

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Bacterial Meningitis

97% sensitive, 60% specific