Idiopathic neuralgic amyotrophy in childhood.

Department of Neurology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Neuropediatrics (Impact Factor: 1.19). 03/2007; 38(1):36-7. DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-981468
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ABSTRACT In addition to the review by van Alfen et al., which has been published in 2000, we would like to report a seven-week-old boy with bilateral idiopathic brachial plexus neuropathy that did not show any signs of osteomyelitis on repeated scintigraphy. To our knowledge this is the first child reported with bilateral plexus involvement.

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