Medical Definition of Parsonage-Turner syndrome

1. A neurological disorder, of unknown cause, characterised by the sudden onset of severe pain, usually about the shoulder and often beginning at night, soon followed by weakness and wasting of various forequarter muscles, particularly shoulder girdle muscles; both sporadic and familial in occurrence with the former much more common; often preceded by some antecedent event, such as an upper respiratory infection, hospitalization, vaccination, or non-specific trauma; usually attributed to a brachial plexus lesion, because the nerve fibres involed are most often derived from the upper trunk, but actually multiple proximal mononeuropathies. Synonym: acute brachial radiculitis, brachial plexitis, brachial plexus neuropathy, Parsonage-Turner syndrome, shoulder-girdle syndrome. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Parrish
Parrot's disease
Parrotia
Parrotiopsis
Parry
Parry's penstemon
Parry's pinyon
Parry manzanita
Parsee
Parseeism
Parsees
Parsi
Parsiism
Parsis
Parsism
Parsonage-Turner syndrome (current term)
Parsons
Parsons table
Parsonsian
Partav
Parthenic
Parthenium
Parthenium argentatum
Parthenium hysterophorus
Parthenium integrifolium
Parthenocissus
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Parthenon
Parthenope

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