Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:759–766 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1539-y ORIGINAL ARTICLE Neurosarcoidosis: clinical presentations and changing treatment patterns in an Irish Caucasian population 1,2 1,2 1,2 3,4,5,6,7 • • • • K. O’Connell L. Williams J. Jones D. J. H. McCabe 2,8 2,8 1,2 1,2 1,2 • • • • D. Murphy R. Killeen N. Tubridy S. O’Riordan C. McGuigan Received: 2 September 2016 / Accepted: 24 December 2016 / Published online: 18 January 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Methods Detailed clinical features, baseline demographic Background The clinical manifestations of neurosar- data, results of investigations, treatment type and duration, coidosis are highly variable and it should be considered as and clinical outcomes were collated. a potential differential diagnosis in any neurological Results Eleven patients were identiﬁed (55% men) with presentation. mean age 39 years (range 21–63). Four had a prior history of Aim This study was designed to describe the clinical, systemic sarcoidosis leading to earlier diagnosis (6.7 vs diagnostic, and treatment patterns and functional outcome 13.1 months). Six were found to have evidence of systemic in a Caucasian neurosarcoidosis population. sarcoidosis on further investigation and one was biopsy Design A retrospective analysis was performed on
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Published: Jan 18, 2017
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