Medical Dictionary: Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy

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Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy: Another name for Brachial Plexus Injury.
Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy (condition): Damage to the nerves controlling the shoulder and arm (often from childbirth).

Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy: The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves. 1

More information on medical condition: Brachial Plexus Injury:

1. excerpt from NINDS Brachial Plexus Injuries Information Page: NINDS

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