TITLE

Tripod sign

AUTHOR(S)
Suvarna, J. C.; Keskar, V. S.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Postgraduate Medicine;Sep2009, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p211
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
"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.
ACCESSION #
45059809

 

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