neurosarcoidosis


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neu·ro·sar·coid·o·sis

(nū'rō-sar'koy-dō'sis),
A granulomatous disease of unknown etiology involving the central nervous system, usually with concomitant systemic involvement.

neurosarcoidosis

[-sär′koidō′sis]
a granulomatous disease that may involve any part of the nervous system but most commonly affects the cranial and spinal nerves. Cranial nerve involvement may result in facial paralysis, whereas spinal nerve involvement may manifest as mononeuritis multiplex. If the central nervous system is affected, the vasculature of the brain may be damaged, resulting in stroke.

neu·ro·sar·coid·o·sis

(nūr'ō-sahr-koy-dō'sis)
A granulomatous disease of unknown etiology involving the central nervous system, usually with concomitant systemic involvement.
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In this article we discuss neurosarcoidosis and its manifestations, diagnosis, and clinical course.
As well as Danielle's cancers and disabilities, her father, Paul, has neurosarcoidosis of the brain and a rare pituitary condition, and Lindsey suffers from ME and fibromyalgia.
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Central nervous system vasculitis and neurosarcoidosis were also considered in the differential of disease with similar radiologic findings, but were excluded owing to the lack of clinical and pathologic evidence for either condition.
Differential diagnosis also included neuro-Behcet's disease, CNS vasculitis and neurosarcoidosis, however the immunological and serological evaluations, chest X-ray and ACE levels were all within normal levels and these entities were ruled out.
Perry and Vuitch (4), however, found no cases of neurosarcoidosis among 14 autopsied patients with fatal cardiac sarcoidosis.
Neurosarcoidosis (Figure 17) is an inflammatory granulomatous process, which has a predilection for the leptomeninges.
Sarcoidosis affects the nervous system in around 5%; (23) isolated neurosarcoidosis is rare.
One of the important differentials for this nodular pattern of enhancement is neurosarcoidosis [30].
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