Parsonage-Turner Syndrome as a Rare Extrahepatic Complication of Hepatitis E Infection

  • Claude Ngah Njabom C.H.U. Liège, Emergency Department, site Notre Dame des Bruyères, Chênée, Belgium
  • Allison Gilbert C.H.U. Liège, Emergency Department, site Notre Dame des Bruyères, Chênée, Belgium
  • Edmond Brasseur C.H.U. Liège, Emergency Department, site Notre Dame des Bruyères, Chênée, Belgium
  • Régine Zandona C.H.U. Liège, Emergency Department, site Sart Tilman, Angleur, Belgium
  • Alexandre Ghuysen C.H.U. Liège, Emergency Department, site Sart Tilman, Angleur, Belgium
  • Vincent D'Orio C.H.U. Liège, Emergency Department, site Sart Tilman, Angleur, Belgium

Keywords

Parsonage-Turner syndrome, hepatitis E, neuralgic amyotrophy

Abstract

Parsonage-Turner syndrome, also known as neuralgic amyotrophy, is a rare disorder characterized by painful clinical manifestations mainly involving the upper limbs. This syndrome seems to be triggered, among other factors, by some viral infections, although its pathophysiology remains unclear. Moreover, it has rarely been related to hepatitis E virus infection. We report the case of a 33-year-old man who was diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner syndrome following acute hepatitis E infection.

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  • Published: 2019-08-22

    Issue: Vol 6 No 8 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Ngah Njabom, C., Gilbert, A., Brasseur, E., Zandona, R., Ghuysen, A., & D’Orio, V. (2019). Parsonage-Turner Syndrome as a Rare Extrahepatic Complication of Hepatitis E Infection. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6(8). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001208