Approximately 25 years ago Lewis7 asked the question, "Is Spiegler-Fendt Sarcoid a Clinical and Histologic Entity?" He answered this question in the affirmative and proceeded to classify the condition as localized or disseminated. According to Lewis, the disseminated variety could undergo malignant transformation.Recently, in the Scandinavian literature,1-3 the concept has been developed that Spiegler-Fendt sarcoid is a benign condition with specific characteristics.There is still direct conflict in the american literature concerning the classification of this entity. For this reason we felt that the presentation and discussion of this case would be valuable.
Report of Case
A 16-year-old Caucasian boy was seen on Dec. 9, 1959, because of an eruption involving both ear lobes. The eruption was asymptomatic and had been present intermittently for 10 to 12 years. The patient stated that he was in the habit of spending a good deal of time at the
SILVERS SH, GLICKMAN FS. Lymphadenosis Benigna CutisSpiegler-Fendt Sarcoid, Report of Case and Comment. Arch Dermatol. 1962;86(4):512–514. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590100126022
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