Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Print version ISSN 0482-5004
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RACHID, Acir; BEM, Ricardo Schmitt de; LACERDA, Diogo Cunha and SEITENFUS, Jean Luca. Parsonage-Turner syndrome in HIV seropositive patient. Rev. Bras. Reumatol. [online]. 2005, vol.45, n.1, pp.39-42. ISSN 0482-5004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0482-50042005000100008.
Parsonage-Turner syndrome is a rare disorder of unknown etiology, nevertheless with high evidences of association with viral infections, including HIV, which affects the shoulder girdle and unleash pain and weakness of the shoulder and upper extremity. The diagnosis is rarely made in acute setting and few diagnostic tests are helpful, except for electroneuromyography. The treatment is basically supportive and full recovery is expected in most patients. For being a rare ailment allied with difficult diagnosis, the authors report a case of a patient with clinical and laboratorial findings of Parsonage-Turner syndrome associated with acquired immunodeficiency virus seropositivity.
Keywords : Parsonage-Turner; brachial neuritis; HIV.