Welcome, guest.
Login or Sign up to edit.

Add an entry



Add an entry for this finding

Kernig Sign: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Bacterial Meningitis:
The maneuver is most commonly performed with the patient lying supine and the hip flexed at 90°. A positive sign is present when extension of the knee from this position elicits resistance or pain in the lower back or posterior thigh.rnrnone study. Brudzinsksi's original study had a sensitivity of 57%.

[Edit] [Merge finding]

Tags: Physical Exam Tag this Finding.

Associated Diagnoses:

Bacterial Meningitis

2% sensitive, 97% specific