What is the role of endocrine studies in the workup 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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Endocrine studies should be performed whenever involvement of the pituitary-hypothalamic axis is suspected. This includes tests of the following:

  • Thyroid function

  • Prolactin

  • Testosterone

  • Growth hormone

  • Luteinizing hormone

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone

  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone

  • Estradiol

  • Urine osmolality

  • Insulinlike growth factor

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