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

Authors

  • Nidheesh Cheeyancheri Chencheri Department of Pediatric Neurology, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Pawan Subhash Kashyape Department of Pediatric Neurology, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Sonia Khamis Department of Pediatric Neurology, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Maha Mohammed Elamin Agna Department of Pediatric Neurology, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital Dubai, United Arab Emirates

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20173805

Keywords:

Neurosarcoidosis, Stroke mimics, Vasculitis

Abstract

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

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Published

2017-08-23