Neurosarcoidosis presenting as guillain-barré-like syndrome. A case report and review of the literature

Firas Fahoum*, Vivian E. Drory, Josephine Issakov, Miri Y. Neufeld

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease that can affect the nervous system. Cranial neuropathies are the most frequent presentation of neurosarcoidosis. Involvement of the peripheral nervous system is less common. The presentation is usually subacute or chronic sensorimotor axonal polyneuropathy, whereas acute polyradiculopathy is extremely rare. We report a case of Guillain-Barré-like syndrome probably secondary to sarcoidosis. A review of the literature revealed 9 similar cases. The possibility of a Guillain-Barré-like syndrome as a presenting symptom of sarcoidosis should be considered, especially in patients with atypical features such as cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Guillain-Barré'like syndrome
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Sarcoidosis

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