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March 1950

SARCOIDOSIS (BOECK'S SARCOID) OF THE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT: Report of a Case with Ten Years' Clinical Observation

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(3):414-419. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020436011

THE FIRST contribution to the medical literature on sarcoidosis of the upper respiratory tract was made by Poe.1 The present paper is a continuation of the same case, covering a span of more than ten years. So far as we have been able to discover, this is the first record of clinical observations on sarcoidosis of the upper respiratory tract. The larynx will be described in considerable detail, since this organ in particular was watched during the entire period.

Since Boeck made his studies public, an exceedingly large amount of literature has accumulated on the subject. It is well known that the disease appears in many clinical forms. These forms have been well described at various times, and therefore we shall not discuss that aspect for the present. Since the historical development of the disease has also received much detailed treatment, it will not be given especial consideration here.


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