JUSTUS FIECHTNER, M.D.; MARK REINECKE, M.D.; PHIROZE HANSOTIA, M.D.
To the editor: The comprehensive review of "Neurological Manifestations in Sarcoidosis" by Dr. Peyton Delaney in the September issue was an excellent survey of a not well-known association. We have recently also reviewed this subject because of the presentation at our institution of three unusual neurologic deficits in cases of sarcoidosis. Because these patients presented in such a short period (March through July 1975), we believe this association may be relatively common.
Our patients presented with myasthenia gravis, acute polyradiculoneuropathy (Guillain-Barré syndrome), and oculocraniosomatic neuromuscular disease ("ragged-red" fiber disease). The association of these deficits with the sarcoidosis may have been
FIECHTNER J, REINECKE M, HANSOTIA P. Sarcoidosis in the Nervous System. Ann Intern Med. ;88:131–132. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-131_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):131-132.
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