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 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Brachioradial pruritus in a patient with cervical disc herniation and Parsonage-Turner syndrome.
 

Author(s): Sandrina Carvalho, Madalena Sanches, Rosário Alves, Manuela Selores

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(3):401-2.

 

Brachioradial pruritus is a chronic sensory neuropathy of unknown etiology which affects the skin of the shoulders, arms and forearms on the insertion of the brachioradialis muscle. We describe the case of a 60-year old woman recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma who refers paresis, ...

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2015

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Incidence of neuralgic amyotrophy (Parsonage Turner syndrome) in a primary care setting--a prospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): Nens van Alfen, Jeroen J J van Eijk, Tessa Ennik, Sean O Flynn, Inge E G Nobacht, Jan T Groothuis, Sigrid Pillen, Floris A van de Laar

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Neuralgic amyotrophy is considered a rare peripheral nervous system disorder but in practice seems grossly under recognized, which negatively affects care for these patients. In this study we prospectively counted the one-year incidence rate of classic neuralgic amyotrophy in a primary care setting.

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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Parsonage-Turner syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease: A possible physiopathological relationship.
 

Author(s): Julio Plata Bello, Pablo Febles

Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec;25 Suppl 1():264-5.

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2015

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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin Serotype A Injections for Cervicobrachial Myofascial Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervicobrachial Neuralgia; Myofascial Pain Syndromes

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2007

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