Thursday, August 2, 2012

Q: Kernig's sign and Brudzinski's sign are well known in Meningitits. What is Jolt test or "jolt accentuation maneuver" to rule out meningitis?

Answer: The "jolt accentuation maneuver" helps to rule out meningitis in patients with fever and headache. The patient is told to rapidly rotate head horizontally; if this does not make the headache worse, meningitis is unlikely.

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