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Can Sarcoidosis In The Brain Cause Seizures?

10/08/2008

Question:

Can sarcoidosis in the brain cause seizures?

Answer:

The short answer to your question is "yes", sarcoidosis can cause seizures and many other complications of the central nervous system. In some cases, abnormalities can be detected by computed tomography (CT scan) or MRI of the brain, but in many cases it can be difficult to diagnose sarcoidosis involving the brain. If you have seizures and there is a suspicion of sarcoidosis, I would recommend further evaluation by your doctor. There are many other causes of seizures that also should be considered.

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Response by:

Elliott D Crouser, MD Elliott D Crouser, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University