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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761540/neurosarcoidosis-presenting-as-an-incidental-solitary-cranial-ring-enhancing-lesion
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Michael Thambuswamy, Ashish H Shah, Mai Tran, Joanne T Thambuswamy, Amade Bregy, Michael D Norenberg, Ricardo J Komotar
Isolated neurosarcoidosis without prior systemic symptoms is extremely rare, occurring in approximately 2% of patients with neurosarcoidosis. Due to its rarity, mistakes in diagnosis and treatment occur commonly. We present a case of a 47-year-old female who was found to have an incidentally discovered solitary intracranial lesion that mimicked a high-grade neoplasm, but was later confirmed to be neurosarcoidosis. Incidental solitary neurosarcoid granulomas are difficult to diagnose due to its nonspecific clinical and imaging presentations...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759560/ophthalmic-and-neuro-ophthalmic-manifestations-of-sarcoidosis
#2
Haben Kefella, Daniel Luther, Clotilde Hainline
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic inflammatory disease that commonly affects the eye and less often the neuro-ophthalmic pathways. The manifestations can be quite variable but can have characteristic signs and clinical features. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the various ocular and neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of sarcoidosis, emerging diagnostic measures and approach to treatment. Particular focus is given to recent advances in diagnostic approach and available treatment options...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751284/search-for-biomarkers-of-neurosarcoidosis-by-proteomic-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Ludmia Taibi, Céline Boursier, Gilles Clodic, Gérard Bolbach, Bénédicte Bénéteau-Burnat, Michel Vaubourdolle, Bruno Baudin
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease, which mostly affects lung. Central nervous system can be affected causing a neurosarcoidosis in 5 to 15% of all sarcoidosis patients. The definitive diagnosis is established on histological examination of brain granulomas. Angiotensin converting enzyme is currently the most relevant biomarker to confirm a probable diagnosis; however, it lacks sensitivity and specificity. We aim to find novel biomarkers of neurosarcoidosis in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by proteomic analysis, combining two-dimension electrophoresis (2-DE) and mass spectrometry...
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750463/neurosarcoidosis
#4
Daniel A Culver, Manuel L Ribeiro Neto, Brandon P Moss, Mary A Willis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745675/-a-rare-case-of-rapidly-progressing-primary-diffuse-meningeal-sarcomatosis-of-the-brain-and-spinal-cord
#5
A A Yakovlev, S A Yakovlev, A G Smochilin, M V Yakovleva
Currently the differential diagnosis of anaplastic meningiomas often is quite complex. An interpretation of the data of radiological studies does not allow the exclusion of diseases with similar clinical course and character of a lesion, such as primary lymphoma and tuberculosis of the central nervous system, neurosarcoidosis and others. The article presents a clinical case, representing a rare and difficult to diagnose variant of anaplastic meningioma with extremely aggressive nature of the current and widespread involvement of the brain and spinal cord...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716286/neurosarcoidosis-according-to-zajicek-and-scolding-criteria-15-probable-and-definite-cases-their-treatment-and-outcomes
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Gonçalo Cação, Ana Branco, Mariana Meireles, José Eduardo Alves, Andrea Mateus, Ana Martins Silva, Ernestina Santos
INTRODUCTION: Neurosarcoidosis occurs in about 5% to 15% of patients with sarcoidosis. The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize a cohort of neurosarcoidosis patients and to review the largest previously reported neurosarcoidosis case series. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled all patients with the diagnosis of probable or definitive neurosarcoidosis according to Zajicek and Scolding criteria, followed at the neurology department of a tertiary center in Portugal from January 1989 to December 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705467/sarcoidosis-with-fever-and-a-splenic-infarct-due-to-cmv-or-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Burke A Cunha, Thulashie Sivarajah, Ismail Jimada
We present a case of an adult female with a past history of pulmonary sarcoidosis who presented with fever, night sweats, profound fatigue, and LUQ abdominal pain. Sarcoidosis is an afebrile disorder (excluding Lofgren's syndrome, Heerfordt's syndrome or neurosarcoidosis). Therefore, the presence of fever with sarcoidosis should suggest infection, usually viral, or lymphoma. Sarcoidosis-lymphoma syndrome describes the evolution of a lymphoma in long standing sarcoidosis. Fever aside, possible lymphoma is suggested by otherwise unexplained fever, pleural unilateral effusion, highly elevated ESR or ferritin levels...
July 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601860/characteristics-and-long-term-outcome-of-neurosarcoidosis-a-population-based-study-from-1976-2013
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Patompong Ungprasert, Cynthia S Crowson, Eric L Matteson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neurosarcoidosis is a rare condition with serious health consequences. However, little is known about clinical characteristics and outcome of neurosarcoidosis in the community setting. METHODS: Patients with neurosarcoidosis were identified from a previously described cohort of patients with incident sarcoidosis from Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States from 1976 to 2013 using individual medical record review. Data on clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcome were collected...
June 10, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598872/many-faces-of-neurosarcoidosis-from-chronic-meningitis-to-myelopathy
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Daan Fritz, Mareye Voortman, Diederik van de Beek, Marjolein Drent, Matthijs C Brouwer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurosarcoidosis occurs in 5% of patients with sarcoidosis and can be difficult to diagnose. In this review we discuss the most recent advances in our understanding of the disease, describing clinical characteristics, diagnostic process, treatment, and prognosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical presentation is heterogeneous with most patients presenting with cranial nerve palsy, headache, or sensory abnormalities. Patients are classified according to probability of the diagnosis with the Zajicek criteria...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526323/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-helps-in-unmasking-the-great-mimicker-a-case-of-neurosarcoidosis-with-isolated-involvement-of-the-spinal-cord
#10
A Gholamrezanezhad, L Mehta
A 36 year-old male with no significant past medical history presented with lower extremity numbness, gait instability, and urinary and bowel retention of 4 weeks onset. Spine MRI revealed diffuse oedema of cervicothoracic spinal cord with several solid enhancing intramedullary lesions, suggestive of metastases. The (18)F-FDG PET/CT performed to identify the primary malignancy demonstrated mild hypermetabolic foci within the cervicothoracic cord, as well as a mildly hypermetabolic bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and a mildly hypermetabolic pulmonary nodule, suggestive of sarcoidosis versus metastasis...
May 16, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484206/a-rare-case-of-neurosarcoidosis-presenting-as-severe-hypothermia
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Ribhi Hazin, Diana Saed, Mohammed Salem, Mohamed Zeyara, Mohammed Omar Subei
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unclear etiology with an estimated prevalence of 10 cases per 100,000 population. Although sarcoidosis primarily affects the pulmonary system, it affects the nervous system in 5-10% of patients with the condition. CASE REPORT This article describes a case of neurosarcoidosis with the primary presenting finding of hypothermia. A 41-year-old African-American man with a past medical history significant for hypertension, asthma, and anemia, presented to the Emergency Department after being found unresponsive at home...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400903/neurosarcoidosis-presenting-with-recurrent-strokes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Naheed Raza, Karisa C Schreck
Neurosarcoidosis is a rare but important cause of stroke as it is treatable. Cases reported thus far have primarily been in young people who are relatively healthy. Here we report the case of a 73-year-old woman presenting with recurrent strokes and high-grade intracranial stenosis caused by probable neurosarcoidosis. This is unique as neurosarcoidosis is not usually considered as an etiology for recurrent strokes in our patient's age-group. We review and categorize published cases of neurosarcoidosis causing stroke and describe a classification scheme for certainty of diagnosis...
April 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389310/leptomeningeal-infiltration-the-hallmark-of-neurosarcoidosis
#13
Hafid Ait-Oufella, Caroline Gabignon, Jean Capron, Arsene Mekinian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260120/long-term-outcomes-of-refractory-neurosarcoidosis-treated-with-infliximab
#14
Fleur Cohen Aubart, Diane Bouvry, Damien Galanaud, Caroline Dehais, Guillaume Mathey, Dimitri Psimaras, Julien Haroche, Corinne Pottier, Miguel Hie, Alexis Mathian, Hervé Devilliers, Hilario Nunes, Dominique Valeyre, Zahir Amoura
Central nervous system localizations of sarcoidosis may be refractory to conventional treatment such as steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. Infliximab, a TNF-α antagonist chimeric antibody, has been shown to be effective for treatment of these localizations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety, in particular the long-term outcomes, of the use of infliximab for the treatment of neurosarcoidosis. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients with neurosarcoidosis who had been treated with infliximab between 2009 and 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219645/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-guiding-to-diagnosis-of-neurosarcoidosis
#15
P Guglielmo, C Crivellaro, L Marzorati, M Patassini, S Morzenti, C Landoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186582/neurosarcoidosis-leptomeninigeal-cavernous-sinus-and-pituitary-involvement
#16
L Bicart-Sée, M Roriz, H Chabriat, F Buffon-Porcher, E Cognat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127435/dementia-gait-disturbance-and-urinary-incontinence-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
#17
Gonzalo Labarca, Romina Ramirez, Ximena Monsalve, Isabel Mira-Avendano
Hydrocephalus is an uncommon presentation of neurosarcoidosis. We discuss the case of a 67-year-old woman with a prior diagnosis of hypothyroidism, systemic hypertension, and lung sarcoidosis who presented with a 1-month history of progressive impairment of consciousness leading to prostration and loss of sphincter control. At admission, patient was febrile with altered speech and without focalization. Laboratory results showed leucocytosis and mild anaemia. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis was characterized by mild elevated protein level, increased cell count, normal glucose and adenosine deaminase (ADA), negative cytology, and no bacterial isolations...
September 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101825/neurosarcoidosis-clinical-presentations-and-changing-treatment-patterns-in-an-irish-caucasian-population
#18
K O'Connell, L Williams, J Jones, D J H McCabe, D Murphy, R Killeen, N Tubridy, S O'Riordan, C McGuigan
BACKGROUND: The clinical manifestations of neurosarcoidosis are highly variable and it should be considered as a potential differential diagnosis in any neurological presentation. AIM: This study was designed to describe the clinical, diagnostic, and treatment patterns and functional outcome in a Caucasian neurosarcoidosis population. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis was performed on prospectively recorded data in patients attending our neurology clinic between 2008 and 2014 with a diagnosis of definite or probable neurosarcoidosis according to Zajiek criteria...
January 18, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045730/neurosarcoidosis-on-fet-and-fdg-pet-ct
#19
Mico Chan, Edward Hsiao
O-(2-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (FET) PET/CT is a promising imaging modality for brain tumor imaging because of its reported high sensitivity for biologically active tumor tissue. We present a case of biopsy-proven neurosarcoidosis showing FET uptake. It is an important cause of false-positive uptake on FET PET/CT.
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032842/a-case-report-of-neurosarcoidosis-successfully-treated-with-an-infliximab-biosimilar-after-a-relapse-while-on-dual-therapy
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LETTER
Dimos Merinopoulos, Fiona Hayes, David A Gallagher, Bhaskar Dasgupta
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March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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