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Brachial Plexus Neuritis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Brachial Plexus Neuritis
Tree Number(s)
C10.668.829.100.500
C10.668.829.650.250
Unique ID
D020968
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020968
Scope Note
A syndrome associated with inflammation of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical features include severe pain in the shoulder region which may be accompanied by MUSCLE WEAKNESS and loss of sensation in the upper extremity. This condition may be associated with VIRUS DISEASES; IMMUNIZATION; SURGERY; heroin use (see HEROIN DEPENDENCE); and other conditions. The term brachial neuralgia generally refers to pain associated with brachial plexus injury. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1355-6)
Entry Term(s)
Amyotrophic Neuralgia
Amyotrophy, Hereditary Neuralgic
Amyotrophy, Hereditary Neuralgic, with Predilection for Brachial Plexus
Amyotrophy, Neuralgic
Brachial Neuralgia
Brachial Neuritis
Brachial Plexus Neuropathy, Hereditary
Cervico-Brachial Neuralgia
Cervicobrachial Neuralgia
Familial Brachial Plexus Neuritis
Hereditary Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy
Heredofamilial Neuritis with Brachial Plexus Predilection
Neuralgia, Amyotrophic
Neuralgic Amyotrophy
Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
Neuritis, Brachial Plexus
Parsonage-Aldren-Turner Syndrome
Parsonage-Turner Syndrome
Shoulder Girdle Neuropathy
Shoulder-Girdle Neuropathy
NLM Classification #
WL 544
Previous Indexing
Brachial Plexus (1965-1999)
Neuritis (1965-1999)
See Also
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
Public MeSH Note
2000; for CERVICO-BRACHIAL NEURALGIA see CERVICO-BRACHIAL NEURALGIA 1965-1999; for BRACHIAL NEURALGIA; NEURALGIC AMYOTROPHY; PARSONAGE-TURNER SYNDROME; & SHOULDER-GIRDLE NEUROPATHY see CERVICO-BRACHIAL NEURALGIA 1988-1999; for BRACHIAL NEURALGIA see CERVICO-BRACHIAL NEURALGIA 1988-1999
History Note
2000; for CERVICO-BRACHIAL NEURALGIA use BRACHIAL PLEXUS NEURITIS 1965-1999; for BRACHIAL NEURALGIA; NEURALGIC AMYOTROPHY; PARSONAGE-TURNER SYNDROME; & SHOULDER-GIRDLE NEUROPATHY use BRACHIAL PLEXUS NEURITIS 1989-1999; for BRACHIAL NEURALGIA use CERVICO-BRACHIAL NEURALGIA 1988-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/05
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Brachial Plexus Neuritis Preferred
Neuralgia, Amyotrophic Narrower
Hereditary Brachial Plexus Neuropathy Related
Brachial Neuralgia Related
Cervico-Brachial Neuralgia Broader
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