A case of neuralgic amyotrophy with contralateral recurrence

Kimberly L Aderhold, Lisa H Carpenter, Krysta L Brown, Ronald K Herb


Neuralgic amyotrophy is a brachial plexopathy of uncertain etiology which presents as acute neuropathic pain with subsequent weakness and sensory changes. It is believed that this disease process is under recognized in the primary care setting. We present a case of a 58-year-old male who presented to the outpatient clinic with severe pain and new onset weakness in his left arm. The same patient presented several months later with the same presentation in his right arm. By the end of the case report, readers should be able to recognize the common symptoms of neuralgic amyotrophy, as highlighted by this patient’s presentation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v3n4p50


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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