Herpes zoster brachial plexus neuritis.

  title={Herpes zoster brachial plexus neuritis.},
  author={Victoria A. Fabian and Barbara C Wood and Peter D. Crowley and Byron A. Kakulas},
  journal={Clinical neuropathology},
  volume={16 2},
This is the first report of brachial plexus inflammation associated with clinical herpes zoster paresis. A 78-year-old female with a 3-week history of herpes zoster of the C4, C5, and C6 dermatomes developed left upper arm monoplegia. She died from an acute myocardial infarction. Post-mortem provided a rare opportunity to study the neuropathology of herpes zoster motor involvement. Histology of the brachial plexus showed extensive lymphocytic infiltration, myelin breakdown, and preservation of… CONTINUE READING