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Cranial Neuropathies in Sarcoidosis.
World J Ophthalmol
  • Hussam A. Yacoub, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Zaid A Al-Qudah, MD, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Nizar Souayah, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
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Sarcoidosis is a multisystem, chronic inflammatory disease that is characterized by the development of non-caseating granulomas in multiple body tissues and organ systems. Neurological complications of systemic sarcoidosis include peripheral and cranial neuropathies, myopathies, seizures, gait dysfunction, and cognitive decline. Because sarcoidosis has a predilection to involve the basilar meninges, cranial neuropathy is the most prevalent neurological deficit seen when the nervous system is involved. Sarcoidosis cranial neuropathy may occur at different stages of the disease and even as the initial clinical manifestation of central nervous system involvement. Attributing a cranial neuropathy to sarcoidosis can be challenging, particularly in the setting of normal imaging studies. In this review, cranial neuropathies in sarcoidosis are discussed in detail.

Sarcoidosis, Neurosarcoidosis, Cranial neuropathy, Central nervous system
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Yacoub, H. A., Al-Qudah, Z. A., Souayah, N. (2015). Cranial Neuropathies in Sarcoidosis. World J Ophthalmol. 5(1), 16-22. doi: 10.5318/wjo.v5.i1.16.