Parsonage-Turner Syndrome Masquerading as Shoulder Septic Arthritis: A Curious Case of the Subluxed Shoulder – A Diagnostic Dilemma

Volume 6 | Issue 2 | May-Aug 2018 | Page: 38-41 | Naveen Mathai, Sashi Aier, Abhijith S, Kiran Acharya, Vivek Pandey.

Authors: Naveen Mathai [1], Sashi Aier [1], Abhijith S [1], Kiran Acharya [1], Vivek Pandey [1].

[1] Department Of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Vivek Pandey,

Associate Professor,

Department Of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College,

MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka India- 576104



Introduction: Idiopathic brachial neuritis, also known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome, is a disorder of unknown etiology, with asymmetric involvement of the brachial plexus [1, 2]. It occurs in all age groups but is more common between the third and seventh decade. Men are affected more often than women. Inciting events occurring days before the onset has been reported in 28–83% of the cases in various series [3, 4]. Upper respiratory infection, flu-like illness, immunization, surgery, and emotional stress have been the common triggers. Some incidents occur without a triggering factor. We report a rare case of a middle-aged female with brachial neuritis which masqueraded as septic arthritis of the shoulder.

Keywords: Brachial Neuritis, Parsonage Turner syndrome, Subluxed shoulder


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How to Cite this article: Mathai N, Aier S, Abhijith S, Acharya K, Pandey V.Parsonage-Turner Syndrome Masquerading as Shoulder Septic Arthritis: A Curious Case of the Subluxed Shoulder – A Diagnostic Dilemma. J Kar Orth Assoc. May-Aug 2018; 6(2):38-41.

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