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|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y|
|Hospital care is required for a person who develops opisthotonos.|
|Call your health care provider if:|
|Go to the emergency room, or see your physician immediately if this symptom occurs! Typically, however, opisthotonos is a symptom that follows late in the course of other conditions which are serious enough that medical attention will already have been sought.|
|What to expect at your health care provider's office:|
| This condition will be evaluated in a hospital setting. Emergency measures will be taken as appropriate.
The medical history will be obtained, and a physical examination will be performed.
Medical history questions documenting opisthotonos in detail may include:
The cause of the opisthotonos will be suggested by the history and physical examination. Diagnostic tests may include: