Small fibre neuropathy in sarcoidosis

  • Jenna-Lynn Senger, M.D. Division of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Ashley W.M. Chan Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Simon Wu Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Mary Cheuk Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Rajive Jassal, M.D. Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
Keywords: Sarcoidosis, Neuropathy, Peripheral Nerves

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is characterized by multisystem granulomatous formation particularly in the chest. In this case report, we present an uncommon case highlighting significant peripheral nerve involvement, a phenomenon that is not well recognized  in sarcoidosis. The patient presented with severe incapacitating pain. Sarcoidosis as being the underlying cause was only established after extensive investigations. This case highlights the importance of recognizing small fibre peripheral polyneuropathy as a possible presentation of sarcoidosis. This could help to direct appropriate  medical intervention.

Published
2019-09-09