Neuralgisk amyotrofi er en overset diagnose ved akutte skuldersmerter

Translated title of the contribution: Neuralgic amyotrophy is an overlooked diagnosis by sudden onset of shoulder pain

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Abstract

Neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) is characterized by sudden onset of severe pain in the shoulder/upper arm and muscle amyotrophy. Up to 60% of patients with NA are misdiagnosed as having shoulder joint pathology or cervical pathology. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl diagnosed with the hereditary form of NA (HNA). Array comparative genomic hybridization showed a maternally inherited duplication of 1.5 Mb including the entire SEPT9-gene. The girl was treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids and physiotherapy. Individuals with HNA should avoid extreme muscle activity and severe cold, as this may trigger attacks.

Original languageDanish
Article numberV04160292
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume178
Issue number21
Pages (from-to)2-3
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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