Brachial plexopathy associated with systemic sclerosis

Clin Rheumatol. 2002 Sep;21(5):401-2. doi: 10.1007/s100670200106.


Neurological involvement is uncommon in systemic sclerosis. Most of the reported cases concern trigeminal neuropathy or peripheral nerve entrapment. We report a third case of brachial plexopathy, presumably related to vasculitis, in a patient with systemic sclerosis, which improved after cyclophosphamide therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / complications*
  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / diagnosis*
  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / drug therapy
  • Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Assessment
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / diagnosis
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Cyclophosphamide