Brachial Plexus Neuritis

It is feasible that the main title of the report Parsonage Turner Syndrome is not the name you anticipated. Kindly inspect the basic synonyms detailing to discover the alternative name(s) as well as disorder class(s) covered by this report.


  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis
  • Idiopathic Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
  • Neuralgic Amyotrophy
  • Intense Brachial Neuritis
  • PTS
  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathy

Disorder Neighborhoods

  • None

General Conversation
Parsonage-Turner disorder (PTS) is an unusual neurological condition identified by rapid start of serious discomfort in the shoulder as well as arm. This intense stage could last for a few hours to a few weeks and also is complied with by wasting as well as weakness of the muscle tissues (amyotrophy) in the influenced areas. PTS involves the brachial plexus, the networks of nerves that extend from the spinal column through the neck, right into each armpit and down the arms. These nerves control movements and also experiences in the shoulders, arms, joints, hands, and also wrists. The specific source of PTS is unidentified, but it is thought to be dued to a problem of the body immune system (immune-mediated problem). The seriousness of the problem could differ widely from one person to another due, partly, to the certain nerves involved. Affected people might recuperate without therapy, implying that strength go back to the affected muscle tissues and also discomfort disappears. Nonetheless, people might experience persistent episodes. Some impacted people might experience residual discomfort and possibly considerable impairment.

The first descriptions of this disorder in the medical literary works go back to the late 1800s. In 1948, Drs. Parsonage as well as Turner were the very first doctors to explain a big series of people. They called the disorder amyotrophic neuralgia’. There is an exceptionally uncommon, acquired kind referred to as hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy, on which NORD has a separate report. Occasionally PTS is referred to as idiopathic neuralgic amyotrophy to distinguish it from the genetic form as well as to signify that the reason is unknown. Nonetheless, normally PTS is just described as neuralgic amyotrophy. PTS can be extensively classified as a kind of outer neuropathy or problem of the peripheral anxious system, which encompasses any type of condition that largely affects the nerves outside the central nerve system (i.e. human brain and spine).

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