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BrainWaves #153 Neurosarcoidosis: the 21st century great mimicker

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: December 12, 2019

In the TV show, HOUSE, it's either lupus or its sarcoidosis. Only, it's never sarcoidosis. That's because sarcoidosis is such a heterogeneous condition and can affect practically any age group. In some patients, this idiopathic inflammatory disorder can also involve the nervous system. Also causing a variety of signs and symptoms ranging from mild headache to a proximal myopathy or even a CNS vasculitis. This week on the BrainWaves podcast, Dr. Jesse Thon reflects on the literature and shares his experience managing patients with this troubling condition.

Produced by Jesse Thon and James E Siegler. Music courtesy of Steve Combs, Lovira, and Yakov Goldman. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BrainWavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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