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November 1960


Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(5):833-835. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580050175030

Sarcoidosis. Presented by Dr. E. Sevastianos, Dr. M. M. Jallad, and Dr. K. Yamamoto (Service of Dr. Ruth Rauschkolb, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital).  A 44-year-old male Negro was first seen in the Dermatology Clinic of Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital on March 8, 1960, because of asymptomatic lesions of the face, neck, and scrotum of 4 years' duration. He had consulted a general practitioner and a dermatologist in 1956. A biopsy was performed, and he was treated with "pills" and "hip shots" with temporary improvement. Tuberculin skin test and chest x-rays at that time were negative. He discontinued the treatment for economic reasons. The patient said he had "bad blood" and negative spinal fluid in 1943 and was treated in Charity Hospital. There was no family history of tuberculosis.On physical examination there are many papules scattered on the scalp, face, neck, and scrotum. Some of them are confluent to form

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