Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2022 , Vol 68 , Num 3

Parsonage-Turner syndrome after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination: A case report

Adil Öncel 1 ,Evrim Coşkun 1
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Başakşehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2022.10456 Parsonage-Turner syndrome is a neurological disease characterized by pain, muscle weakness, sensory deficits, and reflex abnormalities. Although its exact etiology is unknown, it can be observed after infection, surgery, trauma, and vaccination. This syndrome, which can occur after various vaccines, has been reported in a few cases worldwide after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccination. In this case report, Parsonage-Turner syndrome developed after the SARS-CoV-2 BioNTech vaccination in a 56-year-old male patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported in Türkiye. Keywords : Brachial plexus neuritis, Parsonage-Turner syndrome, SARS-CoV-2, shoulder pain, muscle weakness, vaccination