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Opisthotonos: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Opisthotonos is a type of severe form of hyperextension, in which the patient’s head and back enters a complete arching or bridging position. This condition is caused by strong muscle spasms. Usually, opisthotonos occurs when the nervous system is not fully developed. As such, this condition is common among babies and toddlers. However, there are cases wherein opisthotonos occurs in …

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