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  1. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    What's this phenomenom called and what's the underlying disease?

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  2. Hasan

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    Ophisthotonus....due to Tetanus
     

  3. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    Any other ideas, anyone?

    If not, I'll post the correct answer in two days ;-)
     

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    Sandifer???.. I have a patient like this!
     

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    tetanus...
     

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    meningitidis
     

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    the phenomenon is ophisthotonus, which is specific in tetanus and meningitidis
     

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    ophisthotonus
     

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    Tetanus or meningitis
     

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    Ophisthotonus due to cerebral malaria
     

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    Opisthotonos due to tetanus or meningitis... or possibly a special case of cervical dystonia or cerebral palsy
    (PS: there's something that looks like vomit on the bedsheets, so it can be a case of poisoning - metals or some drug, for example)
     

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    Opisthotonus due to tetanus
     

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    Correct answer:

    Indeed, arching of the body and neck hyperextension is called opisthotonus, which is characteristic for a severe tetanus infection. It’s also true that meningitis or strychnine poisoning can cause this, but in these cases opisthotonus is less likely to occur.
     

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