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Intramedullary spinal cord involvement: a rare presentation of sarcoidosis

Authors Padooru KR, Sen M

Received 14 April 2019

Accepted for publication 1 June 2019

Published 2 July 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 199—203


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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Keerthi Reddy Padooru,1 Mitali Sen2

1Department of Internal Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; 2Department of Rheumatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Abstract: Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of uncertain etiology, which predominantly affects the lungs, eyes, lymph nodes, and skin. Nervous system involvement (neurosarcoidosis) occurs in approximately 5–10% of patients, but spinal cord involvement is very rare, affecting <1% of patients. We present a rare case of intramedullary sarcoidosis.

Keywords: spinal sarcoidosis, intramedullary lesion, neurosarcoidosis

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