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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hilda Mahmoudi M.D., M.P.H.[2]

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Decerebrate and decorticate posturing can indicate that brain herniation is occurring[1] or is about to occur. Brain herniation is an extremely dangerous condition in which parts of the brain are pushed past hard structures within the skull. In herniation syndrome, which is indicative of brain herniation, decorticate posturing occurs, and, if the condition is left untreated, develops into decerebrate posturing.[1]

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Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular No underlying causes
Chemical / poisoning

Opisthotonus

Dermatologic

Satoyoshi syndrome

Drug Side Effect

Opisthotonus, Reye's syndrome

Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine

Satoyoshi syndrome

Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic

Reye's syndrome, Satoyoshi syndrome

Genetic No underlying causes
Hematologic

Cerebral hemorrhage, Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Malaria

Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease

Malaria, Opisthotonus

Musculoskeletal / Ortho

Diastasis symphysis pubis, Satoyoshi syndrome

Neurologic

Brain abscesses, Brain herniation, Cerebral hemorrhage, Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Decerebrate posture, Decerebrate rigidity, Decerebration, Dystonia, Epidural hematoma, Focal dystonia, Opisthotonus, Pseudoathetosis, Reye's syndrome, Traumatic brain injury

Nutritional / Metabolic No underlying causes
Obstetric/Gynecologic

Satoyoshi syndrome

Oncologic No underlying causes
Opthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose / Toxicity

Opisthotonus, Reye's syndrome

Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary

Apneustic respirations, Hypoxia

Renal / Electrolyte No underlying causes
Rheum / Immune / Allergy

Satoyoshi syndrome

Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma

Traumatic brain injury

Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous No underlying causes

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ayling, J (2002). "Managing head injuries". Emergency Medical Services. 31 (8): 42. PMID 12224233. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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