What conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of neurosarcoidosis?

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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Other problems to be considered in the differential diagnosis of neurosarcoidosis, depending on the presentation, include the following:

  • Brain tumors

  • Porphyria

  • Toxins such as alcohol and drugs (both therapeutic and recreational)

  • Neuropathies associated with monoclonal bands and paraproteinemias

  • Myopathy of all types

  • Carcinomatous and lymphomatous meningitis with resultant polyradiculopathy

  • Berylliosis

  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency

  • Paraneoplastic neuropathy

  • Paraproteinemic neuropathy

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