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Table 2 Frequency (%) of evaluated signs in physical examinations according to type of meningitis

From: Jolt accentuation of headache: can this maneuver rule out acute meningitis?

Clinical sign Type of meningitis P-value (2-sided)*
PMN dominant (N = 29) Lymphocyte dominant (N = 35)
n (%) n (%)
Jolt accentuation 23 (79.3) 17 (48.6) 0.011
Nuchal rigiditya 21 (75.0) 28 (80.0) 0.635
Kering’s sign 14 (43.8) 18 (56.3) 0.802
Brudzinski’s sign 20 (69.0) 21 (60.0) 0.457
  1. * Chi square test
  2. aMeasured in 226 patients