When should a diagnosis of necrotizing neurosarcoidosis be considered?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Gabriel Bucurescu, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Although necrotizing sarcoidosis has been reported most commonly in the lungs and rarely in other organ systems, sarcoidosis and its necrotizing variant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an agranulomatous mass lesion involving the CNS. This is particularly true in patients with a history of systemic disease.


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