Brain microvascular endothelial cells (BEC) constitute the blood-brain barrier (BBB) which forms a dynamic interface between the blood and the central nervous system (CNS). This highly specialized interface restricts paracellular diffusion of fluids and solutes including chemicals, toxins and drugs from entering the brain. In this study we compared the… (More)
We report a family in which five members have been affected with sarcoidosis. The radiological findings of all cases are presented, together with HLA typing, T cell subset and cytokine analysis in four cases. A new HLA association in the presentation of sarcoidosis is suggested.