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June 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(6):739-744. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370300097015

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Sarcoid. Presented by Dr. Fink for Dr. Ormsby.  A Mexican, aged 26, presented a lesion of five months' duration on the left side of the forehead. It began as a "pimple" and increased in size. No subjective symptoms had been present.On presentation the lesion occupied the region above the left eye, involving an egg-sized area on the brow and adjacent parts. The major patch was moderately elevated, reddish brown and firm to the touch. Two smaller nodular areas were present close to the large patch. The family and past personal history were negative as to tuberculosis. The Wassermann reaction was negative.Histologic sections showed lobules of epithelioid cells separated from each other by connective tissue septums. A few giant cells were present. The entire corium was involved in the process.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Mitchell: I think this is an unusual case of sarcoid, which is particularly instructive because of the

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