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Introduction • Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS), also referred to as brachial plexus neuritis or neuralgia amyotrophy, is an uncommon yet debilitating condition affecting the brachial plexus • PTS is characterized by the sudden onset of severe shoulder pain without antecedent trauma followed by muscle paralysis and sensory loss of the shoulder girdle and upper extremity • Although the etiology of this rare condition is largely unknown, it has been linked to numerous predisposing factors that may trigger an immune-mediated response including recent vaccine administration
Brachial plexus neuritis, COVID-19 vaccine, Parsonage-Turner Syndrome
Flikkema K, Brossy K. Parsonage-Turner Syndrome after COVID-19 vaccination. Presented at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills 2022 Alvin Yarrows Research Day; 2022 May; Farmington Hills, MI.