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September 1921

A CLINICAL, HISTOLOGIC AND BACTERIOLOGIC STUDY OF A CASE OF MULTIPLE BENIGN SARCOID OF BOECK-DARIER-ROUSSY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(3):342-352. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350220051005
Abstract

A large number of cases of multiple benign sarcoid of Boeck and Darier-Roussy have been studied at length, chiefly as regards the etiology of the condition, and, as yet, no conclusions have been accepted. In the literature there are about sixty reported cases, and these have been well summarized repeatedly. The author is aware of six unreported cases, so it is impossible to know how many have been recognized. The histologic picture is practically unique, and because it so closely resembles that of a noncaseating tuberculous process, the greatest amount of effort has been directed toward isolation of the tubercle bacillus. A bibliography of the pertinent literature is appended to this article. It will suffice to say here that it is generally conceded that the Spiegler-Fendt type, which resembles the neoplastic lymphodermas, does not belong to the sarcoid group, and that it is questionable whether there is a distinct nodular

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