Decerebrate Posture

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 05 May 2022

Decerebrate posture is an abnormal body posture that involves the limbs being held right out, the toes being pointed downward, and the head and neck being curved backwards. Opisthotonos may occur in serious cases of decerebrate posture. A person can also have decorticate posture on one side of the body and decerebrate posture on the other side. Hemorrhaging in the brain from any cause; Brain stem tumor; Stroke; Brain issue as a result of illegal drugs, poisoning, or infection; Traumatic brain injury; Brain problem as a result of liver failure; Increased pressure in the brain from any cause; Brain tumor; Infections, such as meningitis; Reye syndrome; Brain injury from lack of oxygen;.

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