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 CLINICAL SIGNS
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-213

Tripod sign


Department of Pediatrics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

Correspondence Address:
J C Suvarna
Department of Pediatrics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.57408

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"Tripod Sign" or "Amoss's Sign" is a sign of meningeal irritation. Although useful in diagnosing meningitis, it is not pathognomic and may be seen in a variety of clinical conditions. Infants < 1 year of age and immunocompromised individuals may not demonstrate signs of meningeal irritation. Since elicitation of the sign requires voluntary sitting up, it is of limited use in patients with marked altered sensorium and young infants.






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