A case of sensory ataxia as the presenting manifestation of Neurosarcoidosis

Haatem M. Reda, Sean W. Taylor, Christopher Jon Klein, Christopher J. Boes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Sarcoidosis rarely selectively affects the cauda equina with characteristic motor and sensory impairments. Using imaging, we report a case of cauda equina polyradiculopathy presenting with progressive sensory ataxia without clinical or electrophysiological evidence of motor involvement. Neurosarcoidosis was diagnosed pathologically by proximal dorsal root biopsy after systemic investigations for inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic etiologies were found to be negative. There was clinical and radiographic improvement with corticosteroids. In addition, we review previously reported cases of cauda equina sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)900-905
Number of pages6
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Fingerprint

Cauda Equina
Ataxia
Sarcoidosis
Polyradiculopathy
Spinal Nerve Roots
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Biopsy
Neurosarcoidosis

Keywords

  • Immunomodulatory therapy
  • Nerve root biopsy
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sensory gait ataxia
  • Sensory roots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology

Cite this

A case of sensory ataxia as the presenting manifestation of Neurosarcoidosis. / Reda, Haatem M.; Taylor, Sean W.; Klein, Christopher Jon; Boes, Christopher J.

In: Muscle and Nerve, Vol. 43, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 900-905.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reda, Haatem M. ; Taylor, Sean W. ; Klein, Christopher Jon ; Boes, Christopher J. / A case of sensory ataxia as the presenting manifestation of Neurosarcoidosis. In: Muscle and Nerve. 2011 ; Vol. 43, No. 6. pp. 900-905.
@article{70687129b33043b0864e16a895c4102a,
title = "A case of sensory ataxia as the presenting manifestation of Neurosarcoidosis",
abstract = "Sarcoidosis rarely selectively affects the cauda equina with characteristic motor and sensory impairments. Using imaging, we report a case of cauda equina polyradiculopathy presenting with progressive sensory ataxia without clinical or electrophysiological evidence of motor involvement. Neurosarcoidosis was diagnosed pathologically by proximal dorsal root biopsy after systemic investigations for inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic etiologies were found to be negative. There was clinical and radiographic improvement with corticosteroids. In addition, we review previously reported cases of cauda equina sarcoidosis.",
keywords = "Immunomodulatory therapy, Nerve root biopsy, Polyradiculopathy, Sarcoidosis, Sensory gait ataxia, Sensory roots",
author = "Reda, {Haatem M.} and Taylor, {Sean W.} and Klein, {Christopher Jon} and Boes, {Christopher J.}",
year = "2011",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1002/mus.22045",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "43",
pages = "900--905",
journal = "Muscle and Nerve",
issn = "0148-639X",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Inc.",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A case of sensory ataxia as the presenting manifestation of Neurosarcoidosis

AU - Reda, Haatem M.

AU - Taylor, Sean W.

AU - Klein, Christopher Jon

AU - Boes, Christopher J.

PY - 2011/6

Y1 - 2011/6

N2 - Sarcoidosis rarely selectively affects the cauda equina with characteristic motor and sensory impairments. Using imaging, we report a case of cauda equina polyradiculopathy presenting with progressive sensory ataxia without clinical or electrophysiological evidence of motor involvement. Neurosarcoidosis was diagnosed pathologically by proximal dorsal root biopsy after systemic investigations for inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic etiologies were found to be negative. There was clinical and radiographic improvement with corticosteroids. In addition, we review previously reported cases of cauda equina sarcoidosis.

AB - Sarcoidosis rarely selectively affects the cauda equina with characteristic motor and sensory impairments. Using imaging, we report a case of cauda equina polyradiculopathy presenting with progressive sensory ataxia without clinical or electrophysiological evidence of motor involvement. Neurosarcoidosis was diagnosed pathologically by proximal dorsal root biopsy after systemic investigations for inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic etiologies were found to be negative. There was clinical and radiographic improvement with corticosteroids. In addition, we review previously reported cases of cauda equina sarcoidosis.

KW - Immunomodulatory therapy

KW - Nerve root biopsy

KW - Polyradiculopathy

KW - Sarcoidosis

KW - Sensory gait ataxia

KW - Sensory roots

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79957933934&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79957933934&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/mus.22045

DO - 10.1002/mus.22045

M3 - Article

C2 - 21607973

AN - SCOPUS:79957933934

VL - 43

SP - 900

EP - 905

JO - Muscle and Nerve

JF - Muscle and Nerve

SN - 0148-639X

IS - 6

ER -