IMPORTANT SIGNS-I

  • Allis sign- seen in developmental dysplasia
  • Asboe sign- seen in pemphigus (Bulla spread sign)
  • Auspitz sign- seen in psoriasis -peeling away scales result in pin point bleeding spots
  • Albright sign -dimple at the metacarpelopharyngeal joint, due to short metacarpal.Seen in pseudohypoparathyroidism,Turner’s syndrome,basal cell carcinoma
  • Babinski’s sign- by stroking the lateral aspect of the dorsum of foot
  • Barber’s chair sign- seen in multiple sclerosis
  • Battle’s sign-in basal skull fracture(sphenoid bone)blood pigment stain behind the ear over the mastoid
  • Benda’s sign- in tuberculous meningitis.Spasm of the trapezius muscle that the shoulder on affected side is lifted and at times brought forward
  • Blue berry muffin sign-raised purple lesions seen in dermal metastases of neuroblastoma
  • Brim sign- seen in Paget’s disease
  • Brudzinski’s sign- seen in meningitis
  • Button hole sign- seen in neurofibromatosis
  • Carpet track sign- seen in discoid lupus erythematosis
  • Cerebriform tongue sign- seen in pemphigus veterans
  • Chandelier’s sign- seen in gonorrhea in women
  • Chvostek sign- elevation of corner of mouth
  • Coleman’s sign- in fracture of body of mandible ( hematoma seen in the floor of the mouth)
  • Corner’s sign- seen in scurvy
  • Crowe’s sign- seen in neurofibromatosis
  • Darier sign- seen in urticaria pigmentosa
  • Dubois sign- seen in congenital syphilis
  • Erb’s sign- seen in latent tetany
  • Paget’s sign- seen in yellow fever
  • Falling fragment sign- seen in solitary bone cyst
  • Fitzpatrick sign- seen in dermatofibroma
  • Flag sign- seen in kwashiorkor
  • Floating membrane sign-seen in hydatid cyst
  • Floating teeth sign- seen in eosinophilic granuloma
  • Forscheimer sign- seen in rubella
  • Head drop sign- seen in poliomyelitis
  • Heel pad sign- seen in acromegaly
  • Higoumanaki’s sign- seen in late syphilis
  • Hutchinson sign-seen in heroes zoster ophthalmicus
  • Jellinek sign-seen in hyperthyroidism
  • Joffroy’s sign-seen in thyrotoxicosis

Source: http://www.slideshare.net ( signs in medicine),www.clinicalskillz.com

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