Parsonage-Turner syndrome

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What is Parsonage-Turner syndrome?

Parsonage-Turner Syndrome is a rare condition that involves the inflammation of the brachial plexus, a network for nerve fibers located in the shoulder and upper arm area. It causes severe shoulder and arm pain, which may lead to weakness and numbness. The cause of this syndrome is unknown.

Common symptoms reported by people with Parsonage-Turner syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Parsonage-Turner syndrome

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Compare treatments taken by people with Parsonage-Turner syndrome

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Who has Parsonage-Turner syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 6
30s 10
40s 16
50s 20
60s 13
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 45

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Parsonage-Turner syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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