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Pediatría Atención Primaria

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Abstract

CEPILLO BOLUDA, A. J. et al. A rare and seldom diagnosed condition: Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (acute brachial neuritis). Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.54, pp.145-148. ISSN 1139-7632.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1139-76322012000300007.

The painful shoulder is a common condition for visiting in primary care and hospital emergencies. Establishing a correct differential diagnosis would prevent the iatrogenic patient. Therefore we consider appropriate presenting a case of Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (also known as acute brachial neuritis) which, although it is a rare cause of painful shoulder, it has a very suggestive clinical presentation: acute pain is followed by torpid onset of neurological symptoms. It is an exclusion diagnosis, although electromyogram and magnetic resonance imaging are useful tests. It presents a favourable prognosis with spontaneous resolution although anti-inflammatory treatment and rehabilitation show benefits.

Keywords : Neuritis; Shoulder; Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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