“This large series increases our understanding of the clinical features of the disease and, in particular, the relationship between neurological involvement and the systemic disease,” writes Dr. Kidd in the discussion. “The correlation between the imaging features and CSF findings will help those evaluating these patients, the majority of whom present during the first features of the systemic disease. A clear understanding of the systemic, as well as the neurological, manifestations will allow a correct diagnosis to be early and accurate, leading to more effective treatments and outcomes.”
Dr. Kidd has written a companion paper (in press) that will correlate these manifestations with response to treatment and neurological prognosis.
Lara C. Pullen, PhD, is a medical writer based in the Chicago area.
- Kidd DP. Sarcoidosis of the central nervous system: Clinical features, imaging and CSF results. J Neurol. 2018 Jun 19. doi: 10.1007/s00415-018-8928-2. [Epub ahead of print]