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Diseases » Brachial Plexus Injury » Hidden Causes

Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Brachial Plexus Injury

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Brachial Plexus Injury includes:

  • Childbirth injury - it is common to damage the brachial plexus from shoulder impacts during birth.

Brachial Plexus Injury as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Brachial Plexus Injury as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Brachial Plexus Injury as a complication includes:

Discussion of underlying conditions of Brachial Plexus Injury:

Although injuries can occur at any time, many brachial plexus injuries happen during birth: the baby's shoulders may become impacted during the birth process causing the brachial plexus nerves to stretch or tear. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Brachial Plexus Injuries Information Page: NINDS)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Brachial Plexus Injury, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Brachial Plexus Injury. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Brachial Plexus Injury. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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