Mononeuritis multiplex secondary to sarcoidosis

Sanjeev Garg, Aubrey Wright, Raymond Reichwein, Phil Boyer, Javad Towfighi, Milind J. Kothari

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve involvement is a rare, yet treatable neurological manifestation of sarcoidosis. Most patients respond well to corticosteroids, but relapses are common and the long-term prognosis remains unpredictable. We present a patient with an asymmetrical neurological presentation of previously undiagnosed sarcoidosis. She presented with paresthesias and predominantly distal extremity weakness. Other possible causes of neuropathy were ruled out and she was found to have an elevated serum ACE level. A nerve/lip biopsy demonstrated non-caseating granulomas consistent with sarcoid. Her clinical outcome was favorable after initiating treatment with high dose oral prednisone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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