Sarcoidosis of the spinal cord: literature review and report of eight cases

J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Jun;98(6):965-76.


Sarcoidosis, which affects African Americans more than it does other racial/ethnic groups, only rarely manifests initially as spinal cord dysfunction. This paper presents the findings of eight patients with spinal cord dysfunction as part of a presentation of sarcoidosis. After reviewing these cases, we devised an algorithm to diagnose and manage spinal cord sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Algorithms
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoidosis / complications
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology