Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 , Vol 59 , Num 1

A Brachial Plexus Lesion Secondary to Herpes Zoster: A Case Report

Rabia Terzi 1 ,Zahide Yılmaz 2
1 Derince Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Kocaeli, Türkiye
2 Derince Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurology, Kocaeli, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.57625

Brachial plexus lesions secondary to Herpes zoster is a rare neurological complication. This condition should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of acute weakness in the upper extremities. In this case report, we present a 57-year-old female patient, who presented to our clinic with complaints of weakness and pain in the left arm 3 days after the development of a herpetic lesion on the left shoulder and underwent an investigation that revealed a brachial plexus lesion. 

Keywords : Brachial plexus lesion, herpes zoster