Which physical findings are characteristic of meningeal irritation in pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Meningeal irritation - In cases of meningeal irritation, fever (meningitis) or hypertension (malignant hypertension) may be present, as well as altered consciousness, nuchal rigidity, or perivenous hemorrhage of the fundus (subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to hypertension)


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