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Sarcoidosis Presenting as Transient Ischemic Attack Status.
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PMID:  21295493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a patient who experienced multiple transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) over a 3-month period as the presenting clinical manifestation of sarcoidosis. This previously healthy 27-year-old man was admitted due to several daily episodes of usually left hemiparesis and dysarthria lasting between 15 seconds and 3 minutes. He did not respond to aggressive antithrombotic treatment. Extensive investigations were negative except for a computed tomography body scan showing several small right hilar lymphoadenopathies, which were confirmed by abnormal 67-gallium scintigraphy and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography uptakes. The TIA episodes disappeared after the initiation of prednisone therapy. The lymphadenopathy specimens were biopsied via mediastinoscopy, and histological study revealed noncaseating epithelioid granulomatous inflammation consistent with sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of stroke of unknown origin in any young patient, even in the absence of other clinical or laboratory features of sarcoidosis.
Isabel González-Aramburu; Eva Ruiz-Pérez; Javier Gómez-Román; Remedios Quirce; Davinia Larrosa; Julio Pascual
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Service of Neurology, University Hospital "Marqués de Valdecilla," Santander, Spain.
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