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May 1959


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Rochester, Minn.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(5):846. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270050168035

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To the Editor:  —Since the publication of our study of 29 cases of sarcoidosis (A. M. A. Archives of Internal Medicine 101:1065-1084 [June] 1958) it has come to our attention that Patient 13, who was described in detail with splenic pancytopenia, died of a progressive, febrile, wasting illness. Necropsy revealed Hodgkin's disease. Review of the lymph node and spleen resected previously showed features compatible with atypical lymphoma exhibiting an unusual degree of fibrosis. This experience caused us to seek the available tissues in the other cases reported, and we were able to obtain slides in 18 of them. These were studied by two different pathologists, and the tissues were found to be histologically typical of sarcoidosis.

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