Sunday, October 02, 2005

Case: Opisthotonos


19 yo male presents with neck spasms, back spasms and trismus after ingesting several unknown pills 2 days ago and smoking crack today.
VS: HR 170's, BP: 150/100
PE: Young male in severe distress with neck and back in full extension, unable to relax muscles
ER course: Treated with IV ativan, benadryl and cogentin with full relief of symptoms
What we learned: Opisthotonos has a wide differential, including tetanus, dystonic reaction (from meds like compazine), intracranial hemorrhage, strychnine, meningitis.
-Neil and Alex

1 Comments:

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