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A 35-year old man has the sudden onset of excruciating headache and loses consciousness. He has nuchal rigidity and bilateral extensor posturing. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his condition?

A. Cerebral embolism
B. Lacunar infarction
C. Large vessel thrombosis
D. Parenchymal hemorrhage
E. Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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E. Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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the answer is E
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E-- SAH..

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E. Subarachnoind hemorrhage
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A 35-year old man has the sudden onset of excruciating headache and loses consciousness. He has nuchal rigidity and bilateral extensor posturing. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his condition?

A. Cerebral embolism
B. Lacunar infarction
C. Large vessel thrombosis
D. Parenchymal hemorrhage
E. Subarachnoid hemorrhage

E is correct
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yeah....agree with the above answer E)Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
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It has to be... headache following loses consciousness... Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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E.......SAH- classic history
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Hunt and Hess assessment of patients with SAH
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A 35-year old man has the sudden onset of excruciating headache and loses consciousness. He has nuchal rigidity and bilateral extensor posturing. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his condition?

A. Cerebral embolism
B. Lacunar infarction
C. Large vessel thrombosis
D. Parenchymal hemorrhage
E. Subarachnoid hemorrhage
can someone explain the cause of nuchal rigidity and bilateral extensor posture?
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Nuchal rigidity = increased intracranial pressure
Extension = affect of cortico spinal tract
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