CASE: Parsonage-Turner syndrome, also known as brachial neuritis or neuralgic amyotrophy, is characterized by sudden-onset pain and subsequent weakness of the shoulder. Known precipitating factors include viral and bacterial infections and certain immunizations. Isolated cases after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection have been reported. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with right shoulder dysfunction and medial scapular winging after immunization with the SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 vaccine (Pfizer). CONCLUSION: After physical therapy, the patient resumed her normal activities of daily living. Findings from this case represent the first known documentation of Parsonage-Turner syndrome after SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 vaccination.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||JBJS case connector|
|State||Published - Sep 24 2021|
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