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Muscle Nerve. 2008 Dec;38(6):1644-8. doi: 10.1002/mus.21104.

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

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA.


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.

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