Brachial Plexus Neuropathies (Erb's Palsy)

Diseases of the cervical (and first thoracic) roots, nerve trunks, cords, and peripheral nerve components of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical manifestations include regional pain, PARESTHESIA; MUSCLE WEAKNESS, and decreased sensation (HYPESTHESIA) in the upper extremity. These disorders may be associated with trauma (including BIRTH INJURIES); THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME; NEOPLASMS; NEURITIS; RADIOTHERAPY; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1351-2)
Also Known As:
Erb's Palsy; Klumpke Paralysis; Brachial Plexopathy; Brachial Plexus Disorders; Erbs Palsy; Brachial Plexus Diseases; Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy; Erb-Duchenne Paralysis; Klumpke's Palsy; Lower Brachial Plexus Neuropathy; Lower Brachial Plexus Palsy; Middle Brachial Plexus Neuropathy; Paralysis of the Lower Brachial Plexus; Upper Brachial Plexus Neuropathy; Brachial Plexus Disease; Brachial Plexus Disorder; Brachial Plexus Neuropathy; Dejerine Klumpke Palsy; Erb Duchenne Paralysis; Erb Palsy; Erb Paralyses; Erb's Palsies; Erb-Duchenne Paralyses; Klumpke Palsy; Klumpkes Palsy; Neuropathies, Brachial Plexus; Neuropathy, Brachial Plexus; Palsies, Erb's; Palsy, Dejerine-Klumpke; Palsy, Erb's; Palsy, Klumpke's; Paralyses, Erb; Paralyses, Erb-Duchenne; Paralysis, Erb; Paralysis, Erb-Duchenne; Paralysis, Klumpke; Plexopathies, Brachial; Plexopathy, Brachial; Plexus Disease, Brachial; Plexus Diseases, Brachial; Plexus Disorder, Brachial; Plexus Disorders, Brachial; Plexus Neuropathies, Brachial; Plexus Neuropathy, Brachial; Erb Paralysis
Networked: 147 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 9 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

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2. Pain (Aches)
3. Vasculitis (Vasculitides)
4. Ulcer
5. Systemic Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)


1. Spinner, Robert J: 2 articles (11/2013 - 10/2009)
2. Goenka, Anuj: 2 articles (01/2013 - 06/2011)
3. Kandil, Emad: 2 articles (01/2013 - 12/2011)
4. Al-Qattan, Mohammad M: 2 articles (07/2010 - 05/2002)
5. Heise, Carlos O: 2 articles (03/2006 - 09/2005)
6. Casey, Brian M: 1 article (08/2015)
7. Tudela, Carmen M: 1 article (08/2015)
8. Shivvers, Stephan A: 1 article (08/2015)
9. McIntire, Donald D: 1 article (08/2015)
10. Duryea, Elaine L: 1 article (08/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Brachial Plexus Neuropathies:
1. Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF)IBA
2. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG)FDA Link
4. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin)IBA
5. Cisplatin (Platino)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Radiation induced brachial plexopathyIBA
7. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 (Fludeoxyglucose F 18)FDA Link
8. Insulin (Novolin)FDA Link
9. Heroin (Diamorphine)IBA
10. Congenital Talipes EquinovarusIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Tendon Transfer
2. Radiotherapy
3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
4. Nerve Transfer
5. Traction