Postgrad Med J 58:311-313 doi:10.1136/pgmj.58.679.311
  • Clinical Reports

Painful brachial plexopathy: an unusual presentation of polyarteritis nodosa


An elderly man was admitted to hospital with an unusual painful bilateral brachial neuropathy, which progressed in spite of high dose corticosteroid therapy. Polyarteritis nodosa, characterized by widespread arteriolar involvement, was shown at post-mortem.