Brachial Neuritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 23, 2018
  • Author: Nigel L Ashworth, MBChB, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is brachial neuritis (BN)?

When are lab studies indicated in the diagnosis of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What is the role of MRI and CT scanning in the diagnosis of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What is the role of electrodiagnosis in the diagnosis of brachial neuritis (BN)?

How is brachial neuritis (BN) treated?

What are the ultrasonographic characteristics of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What is the pathophysiology of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Which conditions are involved in the pathophysiology of brachial neuritis (BN)?

How common is brachial neuritis (BN) in the US?

What is the international incidence of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What is the morbidity of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Is brachial neuritis (BN) more common in males or females?

What is the age of onset of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Presentation

What is the clinical history of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What are the physical exam findings of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What conditions or events can trigger brachial neuritis (BN)?

What causes brachial neuritis (BN)?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations in brachial neuritis (BN)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Brachial Neuritis?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Which imaging studies are indicated in the workup of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What is the role of electrodiagnostic testing in the workup of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Which procedures are indicated in the workup of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What are the treatment issues and complications of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What surgical interventions are indicated in the treatment of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Which specialist consultations are recommended in the treatment of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Medications

What is the goal of drug therapy in the treatment of brachial neuritis (BN)?

Which medications in the drug class GABA Analogs are used in the treatment of Brachial Neuritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, TCAs are used in the treatment of Brachial Neuritis?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Brachial Neuritis?

Follow-up

What is the outpatient care for patients with brachial neuritis (BN)?

What are the complications of brachial neuritis (BN)?

What is the prognosis of brachial neuritis (BN)?