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June 1944

SARCOID OF THE NOSELIEUTENANT COMMANDER RUSSELL FLETCHER (MC), U.S.N.R.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(6):470-473. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010487002
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss briefly the subject of sarcoid and to report 4 cases of nasal disease in which biopsies showed noncaseating tubercles or sarcoid.

Sarcoid is so similar to tuberculosis in so many of its manifestations that many authorities believe that they are the same disease, although it has sufficient variations from typical tuberculosis to cause other authorities to disagree with them.

Pinner,1 in an article in the American Review of Tuberculosis for June 1938, analyzed the literature to date and listed 217 references. He is a recognized authority and writer on the subject of tuberculosis and its pathology. He believes that tuberculosis and sarcoid are simply different manifestations of the same morbid process and that the cause of both is the tubercle bacillus. He feels that all the sarcoids should be called noncaseating tuberculosis, which should be understood not as a separate type of

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