نوع مقاله : گزارش مورد
1 استاد بیماریهای مغز و اعصاب دانشگاه علوم پزشکی مشهد،
2 دستیار بیماریهای مغز و اعصاب
عنوان مقاله [English]
ntroduction: Parsonage-Turner syndrome, an uncommon brachial plexus disorder, was first described by Parsonage and Turner in 1948. َAbrupt onset of upper arm intense pain followed by weakness and atrophy after lessening of pain is a characteristic feature of this rare syndrome. A typical case of this syndrome is reported in this paper.
Case Report: The patient, a 21 years oldman, was admitted in Neurology Ward at Ghaem Hospital of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences because of abrupt onset of upper arm pain and progressive atrophy and weakness in shoulder girdle after pain lessening. He had been vaccinated a few months before admission. Electrodiagnostic studies showed bilateral denervation of deltoid and supraspinatus muscles. Other causes of brachial plexus neuropathy ruled out with appropriate clinical and paraclinical studies. Partial improvement has been observed by conservative management after three months.