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What viruses can cause brachial neuritis? Fever x1 week then left shoulder pain x1 week then left arm weakness. Md believes caused by virus. Agree?

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Dr. Soren Singel
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In brief: Parsonage Turner

The brachial plexus painful paralysis may not be a direct virus infection of the nerves, but as a consequence of an immune attack.
Upper respiratory virus infection - your immune system mounts an attack - and (by accident) attacks molecules in your brachial plexus myelin sheath. ("collateral damage" so to speak.) the condition is called parsonage turner syndrome. Pls discuss with your md.

In brief: Parsonage Turner

The brachial plexus painful paralysis may not be a direct virus infection of the nerves, but as a consequence of an immune attack.
Upper respiratory virus infection - your immune system mounts an attack - and (by accident) attacks molecules in your brachial plexus myelin sheath. ("collateral damage" so to speak.) the condition is called parsonage turner syndrome. Pls discuss with your md.
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