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November 1973

Familial Sarcoidosis

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(5):644-647. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190516011

The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established in a 6-year-old boy and his mother. We made a review of other familial cases of sarcoidosis and compared them with the sporadic form of the disease. There are no data to support a separate nosologic identity for the familial illness, although there seems to be a similar pattern of involvement in members of a given family.