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Idiopathic brachial neuritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12180618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Idiopathic brachial neuritis is a well defined clinical condition that most commonly affects young adults, seen usually by primary care physicians, neurologists or orthopaedic surgeons. Its onset is characterized by acute, aching shoulder pain lasting a few days to weeks, followed by progressive shoulder girdle and upper extremity weakness and atrophy, with a slow but progressive recovery of motor function over 6 to 18 months. Its early recognition can help avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and avoid delays in prescribing appropriate therapies that may be helpful only early in the course of the disease. We present a case of idiopathic brachial neuritis and discuss important aspects of the disease and difficulties in reaching the correct diagnosis.
Authors:
Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre; Ana Recober; Praful Kelkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Iowa orthopaedic journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1541-5457     ISO Abbreviation:  Iowa Orthop J     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-15     Completed Date:  2003-01-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908272     Medline TA:  Iowa Orthop J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brachial Plexus Neuritis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prognosis
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