November 1973

Familial Sarcoidosis

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Edward Mallinckrodt Department of Pediatrics of Washington University and the divisions of gastroenterology (Dr. Keating), infectious diseases (Dr. Barton), and the House Staff (Drs. Ratzan and Weissbluth), St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(5):644-647. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190516011

The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established in a 6-year-old boy and his mother. We made a review of other familial cases of sarcoidosis and compared them with the sporadic form of the disease. There are no data to support a separate nosologic identity for the familial illness, although there seems to be a similar pattern of involvement in members of a given family.