Brachial plexitis is more commonly seen in men between 30 and 70 years of age and is bilateral in 10 - 30% of patients 3.
- post radiation plexitis : the most common inflammatory processes affecting the occur after irradiation, which usually manifest at 5 - 30 months after treatment, generally with doses of ≥ 6000 cGy.
- viral brachial plexitis (cytomegalovirus, Coxsackie, herpes zoster, Epstein-Barr virus, Parvovirus B19)
- toxic (related to previous serum, vaccine, antibiotic or other drug administration, human immunodeficiency virus serology
- recent surgery
- Lyme disease
- heredofamilial hypertrophic neuropathies
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- Dejerine-Sottas disease
- chronic postinflammatory demyelinating hypertrophic polyneuropathy (a chronic form of Guillian-Barré syndrome)
- hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (familial BPL neuropathy)
- idiopathic brachial plexitis
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