Parsonage Turner syndrome

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Parsonage Turner syndrome

Parsonage Turner syndrome, also called brachial neuritis, is characterized by the sudden onset of shoulder and upper arm pain followed by marked upper arm weakness or atrophy. Individuals may present with the disorder several weeks after an injury, infection or immunization or in the absence of an obvious inciting event.  Treatment is symptomatic and may include pain relievers and physical therapy. Although individuals with Parsonage Turner syndrome may experience paralysis of the affected areas that lasts for months or even years, prognosis is generally favorable, with about 75% experiencing complete recovery within 2 years.
 

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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 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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[Parsonage-Turner syndrome].
 

Author(s): Elena Fernández Valdivieso, Susana Montesinos Sanz, Carlos Díez Lázaro

Journal: Aten Primaria. 2007 Nov;39(11):622.

 

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2007

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The terms "Parsonage Turner syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Expanding the differential of shoulder pain: Parsonage-Turner syndrome.
 

Author(s): Adam L Schreiber, Ronnen Abramov, Guy W Fried, Gerald J Herbison

Journal: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009 Aug;109(8):415-22.

 

A 44-year-old man was in his car when it was rear-ended in a minor motor vehicle collision, during which his right forearm contacted the steering wheel. Shortly thereafter, pain in his right shoulder developed, but initial work-up was unremarkable. His pain progressed to shoulder ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2009

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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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GRANVIA®-C Cervical Disc Prosthesis Multicenter European Pilot Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervicobrachial Neuralgia; Cervical Discopathy

 

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2012

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