Kerr's sign

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Kerr's sign is a dermatological sign characterized by a palpable change in skin texture inferior to the somatic level of a spinal cord lesion.[1] The skin may feel stiff, dry, or tense.[2][3]


  1. ^ White, Fred Ashley (2009). Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery: An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs : Includes a Collection of Extraordinary Papers in Medicine, Surgery and the Scientific Method. Museum Press Books. p. 136. ISBN 9781441508294. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Kerr WJ, Noble CA (October 1936). "New Sign Found in Transverse Lesions of Spinal Cord". Cal West Med. 45 (4): 346–7. PMC 1761390Freely accessible. PMID 18743832. 
  3. ^ Sontheimer RD (June 2004). "Skin manifestations of systemic autoimmune connective tissue disease: diagnostics and therapeutics". Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 18 (3): 429–62. doi:10.1016/j.berh.2004.03.003. PMID 15158749.