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symptoms that mimic those of meningitis but without inflammation of the meninges

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M Tuberculoma, presenting with features of meningism like neck rigidity, positive Kernig's sign and Brudzinski's sign is not very common, but it was the presenting feature in our patient.
On physical exam, one may identify Brudzinski's sign (when the neck is passively flexed, the hips flex), Kernig's sign (hip flexion and extension of the knee results in pain in the posterior trunk and legs), signs of increased intracranial pressure and/or focal neurological signs.
Meningeal signs, such as nuchal rigidity, positive Kernig's sign, or Brudzinski's sign, may also be noted (Greenberg, 2001).
The diagnostic accuracy of Kernig's sign, Brudzinski's sign, and nuchal rigidity in adults with suspected meningitis.