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February 1942


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(2):412-432. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500080156020

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Sarcoid of Boeck. Presented by Dr. Bernard Appel, Lynn, Mass.  E. L., a 40 year old woman, had a slowly growing "lump" on the lobule of the left ear which was treated by being "burned out" about four and a half years ago. It promptly recurred, and until the present treatment was instituted the lesion was growing slowly but progressively.The lobule of the left ear is infiltrated with a soft tumor, producing enlargement to about twice the normal size. The skin is bluish pink, soft and smooth, with a loss of the normal architecture. The entire tumor mass is soft. On the flexor surface of the left forearm is a small nodule, 3 mm. in diameter, at the site of an intradermal test done one year ago. On the outer aspect of each arm is a bluish pink tumor about 1.5 cm. in diameter, nontender and adherent to the

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