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Article
July 1934

HEMATOGENOUS CUTANEOUS TUBERCULOSIS (SARCOID) IN NEGROES: REPORT OF SIX CASES

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Dermatology, Rush Medical College CHICAGO

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(1):59-75. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460130067011
Abstract

Hematogenous cutaneous tuberculosis in the Negro seems to conform in general with the various manifestations of such disorders in the white race. The relative incidence seems to be much greater as judged from the relative frequence in Negroes at the Central Free Dispensary and the increasing number of reports of cases and clinical articles dealing with these disorders in Negroes. A general review of the pathologic peculiarities of tuberculosis in the Negro by Pinner and Kasper1 seems to explain this, as they found hematogenous metastases, exclusive of miliary tuberculosis, more than twice as often in the Negro as in the white race in a series of over 500 autopsies on both races. If this is true of tuberculosis in general, why should it not be true of hematogenous cutaneous tuberculosis?

In the series of 6 cases to be described here the elementary lesion varied from a small lichenoid papule

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