Picmonic NCLEX® Question of the Day

A 6-year-old boy is in the ER presenting with nausea and vomiting. His father reported that the boy has been having seizures. During the assessment, the nurse notes purpura and a positive Brudzinski's sign. What would indicate a positive Brudzinski's sign?

Pain limits passive extension of the knee when lying supine with the hip and knee flexed at 90 degrees.
Arms are stiffly extended, adducted, and hyperpronated with plantar flexion of feet.
Flexion at the hip elicits severe back pain.
Flexion of the neck causes involuntary flexion of the knee and hip.

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