Absence of jolt accentuation of headache cannot accurately rule out meningitis in adults.

@article{Tamune2013AbsenceOJ,
  title={Absence of jolt accentuation of headache cannot accurately rule out meningitis in adults.},
  author={Hidetaka Tamune and Hiroaki Takeya and Wakako Suzuki and Yasuaki Tagashira and Takaie Kuki and Mitsuhiro Nakamura},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={1601-4}
}
BACKGROUND Meningitis is a common emergency disease. Signs and symptoms easily observed at the bedside are needed because early recognition of the possibility of meningitis is necessary for the decision to perform lumbar puncture. Jolt accentuation of headache has been reported to be the most sensitive diagnostic test; however, limited articles have reproduced its sensitivity. METHODS This is a single-center retrospective medical record review between 2007 and 2012. We diagnosed meningitis… CONTINUE READING

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