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

Janaka K. Seneviratne, Janis E. Blair, Benn E. Smith

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1644-1648
Number of pages5
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Brachial neuritis
  • Hepatitis
  • Neurologic complications
  • Plexopathy
  • Q fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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