Neuro-sarcoidosis can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms resemble many other conditions including chronic meningitis and tuberculosis. At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital our neurologists are expert at distinguishing between a range of immune-related neurological disorders. We take an aggressive approach to diagnosis, as early diagnosis is very important in managing immune system disorders and maintaining patients' quality of life.
To diagnose neuro-sarcoidosis doctors here may use tests including:
- Lumbar puncture or spinal tap
- Blood test for specific enzymes
- MRI of the brain
- Nerve biopsy of the affected nerve tissue