A diagnostic dilemma of two rare stroke mimics in a pediatric patient

Nidheesh Cheeyancheri Chencheri, Pawan Subhash Kashyape, Sonia Khamis, Maha Mohammed Elamin Agna


A seven and half year-old male patient presented with clinical symptoms suggestive of stroke. However, the MRI showed atypical lesions in non-vascular distribution and with varying ages. This led to extensive investigations, which suggested a differential diagnosis of CNS neurosarcoidosis and primary CNS vasculitis. Both these are exceedingly rare conditions needing tissue diagnosis and prolonged immunosuppression


Neurosarcoidosis, Stroke mimics, Vasculitis

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