Symptom/Finding

opisthotonos

Description

Abnormal rigidity and arching of the back most commonly seen in cases of meningitis, especially in infants; Opisthotonos also occurs in cases of strychnine poisoning, rabies, and tetanus.

Category

Neurological

ICD-9 Code

781.0

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