Dr Kidd, consultant neurologist, undertakes research into the cause and treatment of sarcoidosis. This currently involves the epidemiology of neurosarcoidosis and its treatment, investigations of the immunology of the condition (what happens when the inflammation develops), what abnormalities arise in the spinal fluid in neurosarcoidosis, what genetic influences there are which make some people more likely to get it, and whether viruses or other infections may play a role in these genetically-susceptible people getting the disease.
The centre for neurosarcoidosis can be found in the UCL Institute of Immunity, Infection and Transplantation based at the Royal Free Hospital, which greatly facilitates new research and collaboration with other immunological research departments at the university.
Centre for neurosarcoidosis
Department of clinical neurosciences
Royal Free Hospital
Phone: 020 7830 2868
Fax: 020 7472 6829