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April 1925

SARCOMATOSIS CUTIS OF SPIEGLERSARCOID OF SPIEGLER-FENDT

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MINNEAPOLIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;11(4):481-493. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370040060004
Abstract

The term "sarcoid" was first employed by Kaposi1 to designate a group of skin tumors which were, at that time, little understood. He included in this group: (1) mycosis fungoides; (2) lymphoderma perniciosa, including leukemia and pseudoleukemia; (3) sarcomatosis cutis: (a) sarcoma idiopathicum multiplex hemorrhagicum and (b) sarcomatosis; (4) sarcoma cutis proprie dictum: (a) isolated sarcoma cutis and (b) melanotic sarcoma.

Boeck2 later described a new disease, which he called multiple benign sarcoid, and Darier3 gave us our present classification as follows: (1) multiple benign sarcoid of Boeck, (2) subcutaneous sarcoid of Darier-Roussy, (3) erythema induratum-like sarcoid of the extremities, (4) Spiegler-Fendt type.

The subject of sarcoid has been well covered in the literature, with the exception of Group 4, the Spiegler-Fendt type. This is the only one of the original Kaposi classification to be retained with the sarcoids, as the others of his group have definitely

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