Sarcoid, as it is now known, was first described by Boeck1 in 1899. Previous to that time the term sarcoid was proposed by Kaposi for cutaneous lesions of varied etiology and character. Among the cutaneous lesions then classed as sarcoid were mycosis fungoides, lymphoderma and sarcoma. Historically,2 the names of a number of early eminent investigators were associated with this condition. Among those especially prominent were Hutchinson, Besnier, Tenneson and Boeck.
Darier and Roussy3 in 1904 described a subcutaneous type of sarcoid. Darier in 1910 classified sarcoid into four distinct types: (1) Boeck's multiple benign lupoid, (2) Darier and Roussy's subcutaneous sarcoid, (3) erythema induratum-like sarcoid and (4) Spiegler-Fendt's sarcoid.
An extensive review of the literature reveals that numerous cases of sarcoid have been reported, but cases of two different types of sarcoid coexisting in the same person, although reported, are extremely rare. Furthermore, only relatively
ERNSTING HC. BOECK'S SARCOID OF THE EYELID WITH COEXISTING DARIER-ROUSSY'S SARCOIDREPORT OF A CASE, WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(3):493–504. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850030107008
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