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Progressive neurosarcoidosis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9421995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurosarcoidosis affects 3% to 5% of patients with sarcoidosis. It involves primarily the central nervous system and/or the peripheral nervous system. The treatment of a patient with neurosarcoidosis is difficult, and functional improvement following intensive rehabilitation has not been described. We report a middle-aged man who presented initially with ophthalmologic and pulmonary symptoms consistent with sarcoidosis and who later developed progressive weakness of the lower extremities, with impaired ambulation. The patient's clinical presentation, assessment, and rehabilitation management are presented. Also, the different pharmacologic treatments used to control the disease, and that may alter the long-term functional improvement of patients with neurosarcoidosis, are discussed.
N F Hassan; C L Siazon-Leviste; M Bennett; D G Armesto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-22     Completed Date:  1998-01-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1381-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King's County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Disease Progression
Nervous System Diseases / rehabilitation*
Sarcoidosis / rehabilitation*

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