shoulder-girdle syndrome

neu·ral·gic a·my·ot·ro·phy

a neurologic disorder, of unknown cause, characterized by the sudden onset of severe pain, usually about the shoulder and often beginning at night, soon followed by weakness and wasting of various forequarter muscles, particularly shoulder girdle muscles; both sporadic and familial in occurrence with the former much more common; often preceded by some antecedent event, such as an upper respiratory infection, hospitalization, vaccination, or nonspecific trauma; usually attributed to a brachial plexus lesion, because the nerve fibers involved are most often derived from the upper trunk.
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shoulder-girdle syndrome

Neurology A condition evoked by upregulation of the sympathetic nervous system Etiology Contusions, fractures, neurovascular injuries Clinical Seating pain, vasomotor lability, edema, osteoporosis
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neu·ral·gic a·my·ot·ro·phy

(nūr-al'jik ā'mī-ot'rŏ-fē)
A neurologic disorder of unknown cause, characterized by the sudden onset of severe pain, usually about the shoulder and often beginning at night, soon followed by weakness and wasting of various forequarter muscles, particularly shoulder girdle muscles; both sporadic and familial in occurrence with the former much more common; often preceded by some antecedent event, such as an upper respiratory infection, hospitalization, vaccination, or nonspecific trauma; usually attributed to a brachial plexus lesion, because the nerve fibers involved are most often derived from the upper trunk, but actually multiple proximal mononeuropathies.
Synonym(s): shoulder-girdle syndrome.
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References in periodicals archive ?
In 1948, Parsonage and Aldren Turner were first to report on shoulder-girdle syndrome, now better known as brachial neuritis [2].
Neuralgic amyotrophy; the shoulder-girdle syndrome. Lancet.