A rare case of pure sensitive Parsonage-Turner syndrome
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Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) or neuralgic amiotrophy (NA) is a rare disorder characterised by severe neuropathic pain and subsequent patchy paresis in the upper extremity. It is usually monolateral, but bilateral involvement is reported in up to 15% of patients. There are idiopathic and familiar forms (about 200 families known worldwide). It is thought to have an immune-mediated aetiology and several antecedent events that may serve as triggers have been reported . Corticosteroids for 2 weeks seem to shorten the painful phase and provide better recovery after 1 year . The disorder is usually monophasic, but recurrence is reported from 5% to 26%, particularly in familiar forms. Although NA is commonly considered a motor disorder, sensory deficits are reported in most patients, but are usually mild .
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