brachial plexopathy

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brachial plexopathy

A peripheral neuropathy caused by damage to the brachial plexus.

Clinical findings
Pain, numbness, burning and weakness in the shoulder, arm, hand or wrist.

Aetiology
Birth trauma, toxic exposures (e.g., chemicals, drugs, environmental toxins), inflammation (infection, autoimmune-related).

Management
Anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, splints and braces as needed, surgery if compartment syndrome is present, occupational therapy or job retraining.

brachial plexopathy

 Brachial plexus injury, see there.
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