The Royal Free Hospital is a major centre for the investigation and treatment of sarcoidosis in the UK, and, together with the Royal Brompton Hospital undertakes research into how the disease develops and can be treated.
At the Royal Free Hospital there is a neurologist for the neurological complications, and a team of other doctors including a rheumatologist (Dr. Huw Beynon), an immunologist, and a respiratory physician as well as specialist nurses.
There are three sarcoidosis clinics, including one for neurosarcoidosis which is the only one in the whole of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Patients in the UK can be referred by their GPs to these clinics, and patients from outside the Health Service can also be seen.
Dr. Desmond Kidd and Dr. Huw Beynon both undertake research into the cause and treatment of sarcoidosis. Dr. Kidd’s research currently involves the epidemiology of neurosarcoidosis and its treatment, investigations of the immunology of the condition (what happens when the inflammation develops), what genetic influences there are which make some people more likely to get it, and what viruses or other infections may play a role in these genetically-susceptible people getting the disease.
How to refer
For further information, please contact:
Centre for neurosarcoidosis,
Department of clinical neurosciences,
Royal Free Hospital
Telephone number: 020 7830 2868
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