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August 1938

BOECK'S SARCOIDREPORT OF A CASE, WITH CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS CONFIRMED AT AUTOPSY

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BOSTON

From the New England Deaconess Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(2):285-296. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180130106007
Abstract

The scarcity of autopsy material in connection with Boeck's sarcoid is explained by the fact that sarcoid runs a slow course, most often showing a preference for cutaneous manifestations. Nickerson,1 in 1937, reported 6 cases in which autopsies were performed, describing for the first time lesions in the myocardium, endocardium, pancreas, testis and vertebral and femoral marrow, also differentiating the microscopic picture of sarcoid from that of tuberculosis.

Hunter2 recently reported a case of sarcoid, with a review of the historical literature. His patient presented extensive changes in the lungs which completely cleared up under a strict hygienic regimen.

Longcope and Pierson,3 in reporting 8 cases, in 7 of which there were pulmonary changes, included a full bibliography. They stressed the importance of recognizing that although the disease is more often described as a disease of the skin, the generalized nature of the process is to be

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