Involvement of the peripheral nervous system in temporal arteritis-polymyalgia rheumatica. Report of 3 cases and review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Involvement of the peripheral nervous system is very uncommon in the temporal arteritis-polymyalgia rheumatica syndrome. Three different presentations of the involvement can be recognized: mononeuropathy, polyneuropathy and brachial neuropathy--C-5 radiculopathy. We report 3 patients in whom peripheral nerve symptomatology dominated the clinical picture of the disease, and review 20 previously published cases.

publication date

  • May 1, 1987