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August 1956

Multiple Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Sarcoid-like Foreign-Body Granulomas: Report of a Case with a Parallel Course in the Various Sites

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati.

AMA Arch Derm. 1956;74(2):128-130. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550080014002

A total of 43 cases of sarcoid-like granuloma related to an old injury have been reported in the literature.* Identification of foreign bodies, where possible, frequently has indicated that quartz or other silicon material was present in these sarcoidal granulomas.1 A case with certain interesting features has recently been encountered by us.

Report of Case

A 28-year-old white man, war veteran, was injured in March, 1945, by a land mine explosion in Germany. He lost his left foot and suffered several injuries to the back of his neck, left arm, and hand.

In September, 1954, the patient noted a sudden onset of "bumps" on the back of his neck and some swelling in the areas of the old war injuries of his left arm and palm.

The patient was examined four weeks later and presented the following findings. On the back of the neck, near

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