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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2008; 10(1): 43-47.
Clinical Features and Electrophysiological Findings of Acute Brachial Plexitis
Hee Young Jo, and Dae-Seong Kim
Copyright © 2008 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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Background: Acute brachial plexitis is an acute idiopathic inflammatory disease affecting brachial plexus, which is characterized by initial severe pain in shoulder followed by profound weakness of affected arm. This is a retrospective study to evaluate the clinical and electrophysiological profile of acute brachial plexitis.
Methods: Sixteen patients with acute brachial plexitis were sampled. The electrodiagnostic studies included motor and sensory nerve conduction studies (NCSs) of the median and ulnar, sensory NCSs of medial and lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerves, and needle electromyography (EMG) of selected muscles of upper extremities and cervical paraspinal muscles. The studies were performed on both sides irrespective of the clinical involvement.
Results: In most of our patient, upper trunk was predominantly affected (14 patients, 87.50%). Only two patients showed either predominant lower trunk affection or diffuse affection of brachial plexus. All had an acute pain followed by the development of muscle weakness of shoulder girdle after a variable interval (7
Key words: Brachial plexus neuritis, Electrodiagnosis, Lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve, Sensory nerve action potential
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