Neurosarcoidosis

Jinny O. Tavee, Barney Stern

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Abstract

Neurosarcoidosis is known as the great mimicker and may appear similar to lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, and other diseases affecting the nervous system. Although definitive diagnosis requires histologic confirmation of the affected neural tissue, characteristic clinical manifestations, gadolinium-enhanced MRI patterns and specific cerebrospinal fluid findings can help support the diagnosis in the absence of neural biopsy. An understanding of the common clinical presentations and diagnostic findings is central to the evaluation and management of neurosarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-656
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Gadolinium
Nervous System Diseases
Multiple Sclerosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Lymphoma
Biopsy
Neurosarcoidosis

Keywords

  • Cranial neuropathy
  • Meningitis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Neurosarcoidosis. / Tavee, Jinny O.; Stern, Barney.

In: Clinics in Chest Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.12.2015, p. 643-656.

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Tavee, Jinny O. ; Stern, Barney. / Neurosarcoidosis. In: Clinics in Chest Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 643-656.
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