Double trouble-unveiling the hidden pain: bilateral paediatric parsonage-turner syndrome: an unprecedented encounter
Keywords:PTS, Idiopathic brachial neuritis, Paediatric, Shoulder pain
Parsonage-turner syndrome (PTS), also known as idiopathic brachial neuritis, is a rare disorder characterized by sudden-onset severe shoulder pain followed by weakness and atrophy of the shoulder and arm muscles. This case report presents the clinical scenario of an 11-year-old girl diagnosed with PTS, highlighting the unique challenges and considerations in the paediatric population. In our case, a 11-year-old girl presented with sudden-onset severe bilateral shoulder pain, followed by weakness and atrophy of the shoulder and upper arm muscles. The clinical examination revealed muscle wasting and limited range of motion. The diagnosis of PTS was confirmed through MRI and electromyography (EMG) showing denervation in the affected shoulder muscles. Patient was managed with symptomatic supportive treatment in the form of analgesics and physical therapy. Patient is on the road to recovery and on regular follow up. We concluded that prompt recognition and appropriate management of PTS are crucial to optimize outcomes and prevent long-term disability, particularly in the paediatric population.
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