DOI: 10.2106/jbjs.jopa.23.00012 ISSN:

Parsonage-Turner Syndrome in a 9-Year-Old Boy

Susana Donadeu Sánchez, Camila Arvinius, Antonio Fernandez Fernandez-Arroyo, David Llanos Perez, Mercedes Alambrada Valverde
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

We present the case of a 9-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department with acute shoulder pain that progressed to right arm radialis paralysis. After a magnetic resonance imaging, he was diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner syndrome and treated accordingly. Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is an uncommon disorder in children. Only case reports or small series have being published around this topic in the pediatric population. Sudden pain with loss of strength on the upper extremities after a viral infection should make physicians include PTS in the diagnosis. Current treatment includes pain relief and physiotherapy, to regain as much function as possible.

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