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What is Brachial Neuritis?

What is Brachial Neuritis?

  • Brachial Neuritis: Condition where there is a sudden onset of shoulder weakness and pain, thought to be due to a viral infection of the nerve roots in the cervical spine.
  • Brachial Neuritis: A syndrome associated with inflammation of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical features include severe pain in the shoulder region which may be accompanied by MUSCLE WEAKNESS and loss of sensation in the upper extremity. This condition may be associated with VIRUS DISEASES; IMMUNIZATION; SURGERY; heroin use (see HEROIN DEPENDENCE); and other conditions. The term brachial neuralgia generally refers to pain associated with brachial plexus injury. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1355-6)
    Source - Diseases Database

Brachial Neuritis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Brachial Neuritis, or a subtype of Brachial Neuritis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brachial Neuritis: Introduction

Types of Brachial Neuritis:

Broader types of Brachial Neuritis:

How serious is Brachial Neuritis?

Complications of Brachial Neuritis: see complications of Brachial Neuritis

What causes Brachial Neuritis?

Causes of Brachial Neuritis: see causes of Brachial Neuritis

What are the symptoms of Brachial Neuritis?

Symptoms of Brachial Neuritis: see symptoms of Brachial Neuritis

Complications of Brachial Neuritis: see complications of Brachial Neuritis

Can anyone else get Brachial Neuritis?

More information: see contagiousness of Brachial Neuritis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Brachial Neuritis

Brachial Neuritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Brachial Neuritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Brachial Neuritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Brachial Neuritis: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Brachial Neuritis.
Treatments for Brachial Neuritis: see treatments for Brachial Neuritis
Research for Brachial Neuritis: see research for Brachial Neuritis

Name and Aliases of Brachial Neuritis

Main name of condition: Brachial Neuritis

Other names or spellings for Brachial Neuritis:

Acute Brachial Neuritis, Neuralgic Amyotrophy

Shoulder-girdle neuropathy, Parsonage-Aldren-Turner syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Acute brachial neuritis syndrome, Acute brachial radiculitis syndrome, Acute shoulder neuritis, Parsonage Turner syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brachial Neuritis: Related Conditions

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