Brachial plexopathy associated with Q fever: case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

Neurologic manifestations of Q fever are predominantly central. We report the case of a 35-year-old man with recurrent fever and motor and sensory deficits in the right C5, C6 territories. Electrophysiological findings were consistent with a right upper-trunk brachial plexopathy or with suprascapular and axillary neuropathies. The patient had full resolution of neurologic symptoms with antibiotic treatment. The association of brachial plexopathy with Q fever infection, described in other rare instances, may merit consideration in individual cases, depending on clinical context.

DOI: 10.1002/mus.21104

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@article{Seneviratne2008BrachialPA, title={Brachial plexopathy associated with Q fever: case report and review of the literature.}, author={Janaka Seneviratne and Janis E. Blair and Benn Smith}, journal={Muscle & nerve}, year={2008}, volume={38 6}, pages={1644-8} }