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Brachial Plexus Neuropathies (Erb's Palsy) Summary

Description: 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 Show All >>

Networked: 147 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 9 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Brachial Plexus Neuropathies

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  2. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 10 Generic
  3. Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) : 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 1
  4. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 5 results : IBA
  5. Cisplatin (Platino) : 4 results : FDA 6 Generic
  6. Radiation induced brachial plexopathy : 3 results : IBA
  7. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 (Fludeoxyglucose F 18) : 2 results : FDA 2
  8. Insulin (Novolin) : 2 results : FDA 2
  9. Heroin (Diamorphine) : 2 results : IBA
  10. Congenital Talipes Equinovarus : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Brachial Plexus Neuropathies

  1. Breast Neoplasms (Breast Cancer)
  2. Pain (Aches)
  3. Vasculitis (Vasculitides)
  4. Ulcer
  5. Systemic Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
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Key Therapies for Brachial Plexus Neuropathies

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  1. Tendon Transfer : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 4 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 1 outcome 1 study in 23 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome in 11 results
  4. Nerve Transfer : 1 outcome in 2 results
  5. Traction : 1 study in 9 results
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