JOURNAL ARTICLE

Childhood sarcoidosis

M S Vaphiades, E Eggenberger
Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 1998, 18 (2): 99-101
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A 10-year-old black girl exhibited a bilateral lower motor neuron facial palsy and bilateral hearing loss. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed enhancement of the cranial nerve VII-VIII complex bilaterally. Disc elevation developed in both eyes, and the patient exhibited facial swelling. Examination of a right parotid biopsy specimen demonstrated noncaseating granulomas, consistent with the diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

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