Parsonage Turner syndrome

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Parsonage Turner syndrome

Parsonage Turner syndrome is characterized by the sudden onset of shoulder and upper arm pain followed by progressive (worsening over time) weakness and/or atrophy of the affected area. Although the exact cause is unknown, researchers believe that most cases are due to an autoimmune response following exposure to an illness or environmental factor. Suspected triggers include viral and bacterial infections; surgery; vaccinations; injury; childbirth; strenuous exercise; certain medical procedures; and various health conditions. Treatment is symptomatic and may include pain relievers and physical therapy.
 

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The terms "Parsonage Turner syndrome" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Parsonage-Turner syndrome following post-exposure prophylaxis.
 

Author(s): Duncan P Fransz, Casper P Schönhuth, Tjeerd J Postma, Barend J van Royen

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The 'Parsonage-Turner syndrome' (PTS) is a rare but distinct disorder with an abrupt onset of shoulder pain, followed by weakness and atrophy of the upper extremity musculature, and a slow recovery requiring months to years. To our best knowledge, this is the first case describing ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2014

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[Parsonage-Turner syndrome in childhood and adolescence: case report].
 

Author(s): Sagrario Pérez-de la Cruza

Journal: Arch Argent Pediatr. 2012 Oct;110(5):e107-9.

 

We present the case of a 17-year-old male whose diagnosis is Parsonage-Turner syndrome relapsing in the right arm. In his medical record, he was diagnosed as having amyotrophic neuralgia of the upper limb in three previous occasions. The diagnosis was similar in all episodes, although ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2012

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[Parsonage-Turner syndrome (acute brachial neuritis). A rare cause of scapular pain].
 

Author(s): Bader Miled, Anis Askri, Asma Sadfi, Nadida Dali, Wassim Said, Leila Ben Farhat, Lotfi Hendaoui

Journal: Tunis Med. 2010 Jun;88(6):451-2.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2010

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