idiopathic brachial plexopathy

idiopathic brachial plexopathy

A peripheral neuropathy that affects movement and sensation in the shoulder. Idiopathic brachial plexopathy usually results from brachial nerve entrapment by vigorous exercise. It may cause atrophy of the muscles surrounding the shoulder (the “shoulder girdle”). Nonidiopathic (i.e., readily identifiable) causes of the neuropathy sometimes are found in those with brachial nerve injury caused by tumors or radiation.
Synonym: neuralgic amyotrophy; Parsonage-Turner syndrome; shoulder girdle syndrome
See also: plexopathy
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1,2) Though NA is also known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome, it may additionally be referred to as acute brachial neuritis, acute brachial plexitis, acute brachial neuropathy, Kiloh-Nevin syndrome, brachial plexus neuropathy, idiopathic brachial plexopathy, idiopathic brachial neuritis, localized neuritis of the shoulder girdle, multiple neuritis of the shoulder girdle, paralytic brachial neuritis, serum neuritis, shoulder girdle neuritis, or shoulder girdle syndrome.

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