Neurosarcoidosis Presenting as Status Epilepticus: A New Bronchoscopic Complication

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Abstract

Flexible bronchoscopy is considered a relatively safe procedure. Neurological complications related to bronchoscopy are extremely rare. We report a patient with granulomatous panuveitis due to suspected sarcoidosis manifesting as altered mental status and status epilepticus after an elective diagnostic bronchoscopy. Cerebrospinal fluid and magnetic resonance imaging findings confirmed diffuse leptomeningeal inflammation suggesting neurosarcoidosis. The patient was successfully treated with corticosteroids with complete resolution of central nervous system findings. To the best of our knowledge, this complication has not been reported before in any sarcoidosis patient undergoing bronchoscopy.

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