IRVING FREEMAN, M.D.
The occurrence of cerebral nerve palsies in patients suffering from sarcoidosis has recently been emphasized by Longcope and Freeman.1 Facial paralysis, diplopia, strabismus, partial ptosis of the eyelids, either unilateral or bilateral, pupillary changes, involvement of the sensory portion of the trigeminal nerve, central deafness, dysarthria, paralysis of the vocal cords and of the soft palate, loss of taste, hypesthesia of one side of the tongue and dysphagia have all been encountered.
Colover2 recently reported three cases of sarcoidosis in which various cranial nerves were involved. In one there was bilateral facial palsy with ageusia. In another there were disturbed
FREEMAN I. CORTISONE TREATMENT OF OCULAR PALSY IN SARCOIDOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:356–361. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-356
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