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January 1956

Sarcoidosis of the Lacrimal Glands Associated with Sjögren's Syndrome: Their Relationship with Mikulicz' Syndrome

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U. S. A. F.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(1):42-47. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030044009

Generalized sarcoidosis is now recognized as a fairly common disease, and much has been written about it in recent years. However, in a review of the literature, it is apparent that sarcoidosis of the lacrimal glands as the only evidence of ocular involvement is fairly rare, and this case is probably the first to be reported in which Sjögren's syndrome was present in the same patient.

SARCOIDOSIS  It was Boeck,1 in 1899, who first described sarcoid of the skin. This is the commonest type of sarcoid that is found. In 1904 Darier and Roussy2 first described a different type of sarcoid from Boeck's, in that it was subcutaneous rather than in the skin, and it was a rare variety occurring essentially in the extremities. As for sarcoidosis of the lacrimal glands, Wexler,3 in 1939, presented a case of bilateral swelling of the lacrimal glands in a Negro

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