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September 1937


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(3):635-653. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480030162022

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Sarcoid (Schaumann's Syndrome). Presented by Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby.  F. M., a woman aged 29, presents a cutaneous disease of five years' duration. When first seen she had brown plaques on the face, the upper part of the left arm and the left ring finger. The first spot appeared on the forehead five years ago, and new ones have gradually developed.Examination shows brownish maculopapular and superficial nodular lesions on the forehead and cheeks. These vary in size from that of a match head to that of a pea and larger. A number of the lesions are violaceous. They are moderately elevated and under presure with the diascope present numerous pinhead-sized brown discolorations. In addition, the distal interphalangeal joint of the left ring finger shows some enlargement and a bluish discoloration. Lymphadenitis is indicated by a walnut-sized gland in the axilla and a smaller gland in the postauricular region. No

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