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December 1956


AMA Arch Derm. 1956;74(6):687-694. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550120107030

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Sarcoid reaction—Foreign Body Granuloma? Presented (by invitation) by Dr. Frederick D. Malkinson and Dr. Joseph O. Priestley.

History: A 27-year-old white housewife received a 1 inch laceration just lateral to her left eye when she was struck by a swing at the age of 8 years. The laceration required several sutures but healed without complications, leaving a thin linear scar. Fifteen years later, in August, 1955, she noted a painful nodule developing in the scar, and the process soon involved the entire scarred area. She consulted Dr. J. F. Kendrick in Gary, who did a biopsy of the lesion and had the sections examined by Drs. Wilbert and Perry Sachs in New York, who felt the most likely diagnosis was lupus vulgaris but also considered the possibility of sarcoid and foreign-body granuloma. A tuberculin patch test was negative. The patient was given a course of Nydrazid, 100 mg. b. i.

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